ONC INFORMATION BLOCKING RULE – IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY?
Interoperability is top of mind for providers this year, especially as they figure out how to comply with new information blocking policies finalized in the 21st Centure Cures Act rule.
This session featured state and national leaders for a discussion on the 21st Century Cures Act and Information Blocking and the implementation and timelines to ensure your organization is ready for this transformational rule. Participants learned what else is coming and impact on how you are moving information, and discuss the impact on security and privacy implications for the future.
INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY & BROADBAND NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
Significant gaps exist in healthcare delivery, particularly in rural, remote communities but also for those in low-resource urban settings—made even more obvious by COVID-19. Digital healthcare information and service delivery, such as telehealth, could provide important opportunities to narrow those gaps. However, for digital healthcare delivery to be equitable, affordable, and usable, we must ensure that reliable, cost-effective, high-speed Internet service is be available to all communities. Underserved populations have been shown to be at significantly greater risk for poor health outcomes and added complications. This panel addressed the following questions:
· How do we make healthcare services more easily accessible and affordable?
· What infrastructural efforts must be made so as to meet the basic healthcare needs of underserved populations?
· How can network connectivity options more adequately support the efforts of community hospitals, clinics, and other service providers to reach patients where they are?
· How can we take the insights revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic to make longer-term fixes to our healthcare delivery systems?