Interoperability


Beyond Compliance: Transforming Insights into Impact – The Journey from Analysis to Action

In the first blog of this series, we broached the complexities of the "Assess and Analyze" phase, emphasizing the importance of a thorough understanding of the regulatory...

Beyond Compliance: The Strategic Roadmap – Starting with Assessment and Analysis

The CMS rule on advancing interoperability and improving prior authorization (CMS-0057-F) sets a foundation for future policymaking. As payers embark on this compliance journey,...

Reflecting on HIMSS24: Insights and Innovations from the Front Lines

As spring blossoms each year, the healthcare IT community gears up for one of its most anticipated events: the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)...

CMS Rule Drives New Era of API-Enabled Data Sharing & Prior Authorization Reform

On January 17, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a long-awaited final rule aimed at advancing interoperability and enhancing prior authorization...

Pharmacy Interoperability: A Review of POCP's Response to ONC's Proposed Rule on Health Data, Tech, & Interoperability

Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) recently responded to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed rule on "Health Data, Technology, and...

HIMSS23 Insights & Observations

HIMSS23, the largest healthcare information and technology conference in the world, just wrapped up and it was an incredible event. With over 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000...

HHS Proposed Rule to Standardize Attachments: A Step Back from Automation

On December 21, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule that would regulate standards for health care attachment transactions. These include...

Don’t Delay! Prepare for CMS PA & Burden-Reduction Rule Now

The prior authorization process has long been a thorn in the proverbial side of healthcare. Providers, payers, and patients (perhaps most of all) have come to regard this...

Health IT Stakeholder Can Accomplish So Much by Doing a Little More Than Checking the Regulatory Box

I sometimes imagine ways our journey to true interoperability could be expedited. I’m not espousing there is some magical pill that will solve all our woes in healthcare, but what...

Back in Action: HIMSS22 Takes on Health IT’s Biggest Challenges

The health IT industry’s dance card was chock-full in March, leaving providers, payers, and vendors alike with aching feet from their treks through the conference halls of ViVE in...