CMS Considering Blue Button 2.0 Mandate for Medicare Advantage

CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.

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Apple Launches EHRs on iPhones

Apple announced last week that 39 major US health systems are participating in its Apple Health Records platform, which will allow patients at those providers to view their EHRs on their iPhones.

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Trump Administration Announces Initiative to Tackle Health Record Interoperability Issues

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced several new Trump Administration initiatives aimed at tackling complex electronic health record (EHR) interoperability issues and increasing patient access to healthcare data.

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ONC Releases Draft Trusted Exchange Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of its long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework, which aims to improve the interoperable exchange of health information between providers.

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AHIMA Issues Comments on ONC’s Proposed Interoperability Framework

In late July, AHIMA submitted comments to ONC in response to the agency’s open comment period for its “Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework”—a guide that will evaluate the implementation and use of interoperability healthcare standards.

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