Data Exchange Framework Stakeholder Advisory Group Convenes for Inaugural Meeting

Key priorities emerge around ensuring equity and access for all Californians, building on existing infrastructure, and addressing patient privacy and security concerns  This week, the Stakeholder Advisory Group launched its work on the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Data Exchange Framework pursuant to AB 133, the health trailer bill signed by Governor Newsom in July 2021. The legislation calls for…

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Manifest MedEx to Begin NCQA Data Aggregator Validation for Measure Year 2021

MX will soon begin the process of validating participant data for the NCQA Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) program again, following our successful completion and validation for MY 2020. This program involves audits of MX data, policies, and procedures to benefit the data quality for the entire network. Receiving NCQA DAV status demonstrates that data within…

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How HIEs Can Prepare Clients for the ONC Interoperability Rule

Health information exchanges (HIEs) will play a critical role in how providers will comply with the ONC Interoperability Rule. By Christopher Jason March 19, 2021 – This time last year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) dropped the interoperability rule as a part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which primarily focuses on information blocking…

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Stages of Health Information Exchange Implementation

Providers and health IT professionals across the country are demanding health information exchange, but developing a sufficient infrastructure is challenging. March 26, 2021 – The demand for health information exchange (HIE) across established institutional barriers is certain. Healthcare professionals across all sectors display a sense of passion for participating in patient data exchange to improve patient care…

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CA Provider Coalition to Support a State Health Information Exchange

A group of California healthcare organizations and stakeholders have banded together to support the development of a new statewide health information exchange (HIE). By Christopher Jason March 02, 2021 – Connecting for Better Health, a group of California’s most influential healthcare organizations and stakeholders, announced they launched a coalition to support a California statewide health information exchange (HIE). The need…

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Manifest MedEx is here to help during COVID-19

We want to take a moment to express our deep thanks and gratitude to all working on the front lines to protect our communities and heal our loved ones during the COVID-19 crisis, and all doing their part to flatten the curve of the pandemic. While this is a profoundly challenging time, we are heartened…

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Anthem, Humana along with Apple and Google testing API for patient access to claims data

While announcements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and major tech giants took center stage at the Blue Button Developers Conference on Tuesday, another initiative was announced that could potentially have huge implications for patients getting easier access to their claims data. The Carin Alliance, a private sector collaboration made up of major health insurers, providers, health IT companies and tech…

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Why tech companies keep hitting the same wall when they try to get into health care

Technology companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft keep making moves in the health sector, which isn’t surprising given that it represents a $3.5 trillion opportunity. But these companies keep hitting the same stumbling block: the inability to share health information across medical systems. Millions of patients are learning that they can’t share clinical data from their electronic medical records between…

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