President and CEO in the Media

Setting the Stage for Value-Based Care with Patient Data Access

Click here to access the full article. Increasing patient satisfaction is one of the top goals of value-based care, and patient data access can be a key way to reach that goal. However, both patients and providers are often unsure about patients being able to access...

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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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Cerner Sees Benefit to API Development in CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

Click here to access the full article. Cerner supports policies part of the fiscal year 2019 CMS IPPS proposed rule related to promoting the development of application programming interfaces (APIs) and improving interoperability, Cerner executives told Kansas City...

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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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What Makes ONC’s ‘Trusted Exchange Framework’ So Complex?

Click here to access the full article and podcast. Federal regulators' recently issued draft for a "trusted exchange framework" aimed at propelling nationwide, secure, interoperable, query-based health data exchange is a complex proposal that requires careful...

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