Dr. Kibbe in the Media

Can DirectTrust Jumpstart Open API Networks and FHIR?

Most people in healthcare informatics are aware that FHIR is a new standard that defines a web application programming interface (API) and related specifications for health data exchange. One question about FHIR is how to build trust networks for sharing data between...

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CMS rebrands Meaningful Use, reduces reporting measures

Click here to access the full article. The Meaningful Use program is getting a makeover, courtesy of the Trump administration, with reduced reporting measures and a brand new name. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is also initiating a stronger push for...

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Early Praise for CMS Proposed Rule to Promote Interoperability

Click here to access the full article. As part of a new proposed rule, CMS is re-naming the meaningful use program “Promoting Interoperability” to reflect the federal agency’s focus on improving health data exchange and reducing administrative burden on providers, CMS...

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Trusted Exchange Framework: What’s Lacking?

Read the full article here What do healthcare industry stakeholders think of the Trusted Exchange Framework that the Department of Health and Human Services proposes to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health data exchange? Some say the framework, while a good...

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Kibbe to Step Down as CEO of DirectTrust

Click here to access the full article. As the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT develops a Trusted Exchange Framework that could shake up the interoperability playing field, David Kibbe, M.D., M.B.A., announced he would step down as president and CEO of...

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DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, to Step Down

Click here to access the full article. February 21, 2018 - DirectTrust recently announced founding President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, will step down at the end of 2018. The DirectTrust Board of Directors is currently searching for a successor. The nonprofit healthcare...

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CMS to Implement New Health IT Standard for Reporting eCQMs

Click here to access the full article. CMS recently announced that its quality programs will transition to the CQL standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU 2) for logic expression. Using CLQ will allow for better aligned standards between clinical decision...

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CMS Issues Guidance on Information Blocking Prevention in MIPS

Click here to access the full article. CMS recently released information clarifying three statements making up the prevention of information blocking attestation reporting requirement part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). All eligible clinicians...

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DirectTrust PHI Sharing Grows 20% at End of Q3 2017

Click here to access the full article. DirectTrust saw continued growth in the number of healthcare organizations engaged in DirectTrust exchange, increasing 54 percent from the same time last year. There was also a 20 percent increase in the number of DirectTrust...

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CMS guidance on data blocking spurs fear, disappointment

Click here to access the full article A new CMS guidance reminding providers of their responsibilities to quickly share medical information with patients and other clinicians, or else face financial penalties, is causing the medical community to panic. The agency...

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Widespread Health IT Standards Use to End Information Blocking

Click here to access the full article. September 22, 2017 - Lately the discourse among healthcare leadership surrounding interoperability has morphed into a debate about information blocking — is it a real barrier to health data exchange or simply a red herring...

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CHIME and DirectTrust Announce Collaboration

Click here to access the full article. ANN ARBOR, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and DirectTrust today announced they are collaborating to promote the universal deployment of...

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ONC seeks comment on Trusted Exchange and Common Agreement

Click here to read the full article. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology convened industry stakeholders at a kick-off meeting on Monday in Washington to help develop consensus around enabling network-to-network exchange of...

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