What's Happening in Health IT
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Sync for Genes Phase 2 - Call for Pilots
As part of the work to advance the All of Us Research Program, academic medical centers, group practice centers, and ambulatory hospitals have the opportunity to participate in Sync for Genes Phase 2. In this phase of the program, we will test real-world use cases using the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) Genomics Implementation Guidance. Complete the Pilot Profile and email your submission to Mr. Apurva Dharia by Monday, December 18, 2017. Participants will be notified of their selection in January 2018.
Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) SpotlightWe are also spotlighting the Connectivity Improves Quality Metrics for Annual Diabetic Eye Exams. This project helps meet electronic quality metrics by connecting the optical community with interoperable solutions while moving the optical community away from faxing as they make the transition to value-based care. Interested in having your interoperability project featured? Simply submit a new project at the IPG or update the status of a project that had been posted within the last 90 days. Once a project is submitted or updated, projects will automatically be added to the feature queue to be randomly selected as the next featured project. Learn more about the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight.
Check out the first Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight, Pharm2Pharm. This is a collaborative model between hospital and community pharmacists to help patients transition to their homes after being discharged from the hospital.
HHS Innovation DayDate & Time: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00am - 4:30pm ET
Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for HHS Innovation Day to experience first-hand how entrepreneurial approaches and innovative thinking are advancing government work and creating a sustainable impact. Follow the conversation on twitter using #HHSInnovation.
Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC
Register: HHS Innovation Day
CMS Update: eCQM Authoring and Bonnie Tools Now Available Using CQL
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and ONC are pleased to announce that the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) and the Bonnie Testing Tool have been updated and now include Clinical Quality Language (CQL). These tools will support the development of the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) in CMS quality reporting programs which are being transitioned to use the CQL standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) 2) for logic expression beginning with calendar year 2019. Read more about this update.