Continuity of Care Document (CCD)

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$564 Million Later, Little Health Information Exchange Happening

Ken Terry | Information Week | April 3, 2012

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), a public-private partnership funded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, has released a report on current efforts to promote health information exchanges (HIEs), along with some suggestions on the best ways for healthcare communities to build HIEs. Read More »

Amida Releases New Blue Button Software Component

Press Release | Amida, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | June 2, 2014

Amida is pleased to announce the release of its first product, a Blue Button branded software component that supports the aims of the Blue Button Initiative, a nationwide public-private effort to enable patients and consumers to gain easy access to their own health information. Amida's Data Reconciliation Engine (DRE) is the first production-ready, format-agnostic open source health record interface in the health IT market...

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Apixio Illuminates The Pain of Recording Patient Risk Factors (Part 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | October 28, 2016

The previous section of this article introduced Apixio’s analytics for payers in the Medicare Advantage program. Now we’ll step through how Apixio extracts relevant diagnostic data. Providers usually submit SOAP notes to the Apixio web site in the form of PDFs. This comes to me as a surprise, after hearing about the extravagant efforts that have gone into new CCDs and other formats such as the Blue Button project launched by the VA. Normally provided in an XML format, these documents claim to adhere to standards and offer a relatively gentle face to a computer program. In contrast, a PDF is one of the most challenging formats to parse: words and other characters are reduced to graphical symbols, while layout bears little relation to the human meaning of the data...

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Blue Button Expands Access To Include CCDs, OpenNotes

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 30, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs [...] has just announced the addition of several new features to the patient portal [Blue Button]. In addition to overhauling its user interface and expanding its technical development, the VA is giving its patients access to continuity of care documents (CCD), as well as integrating an OpenNotes feature, which allows patients to view physician documentation. Read More »

Blue Button Initiative Presents Issues For EHR Compatibility

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | October 24, 2012

The Automated Blue Button Initiative (ABBI), backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and increasingly adopted by smaller providers, has been lauded for giving patients easy access to their electronic health records (EHRs) and fostering collaborative treatment... Read More »

Creating a Knowledge Infrastructure for the ‘Learning Health System’

David Raths | KM World | September 14, 2017

The idea that the healthcare industry can study the data being created in electronic health records (EHR) to foster ongoing improvement is not a new one, but it is gaining momentum. A “learning health system” is one that commits to the use of data as a byproduct of care for continuous learning. Clinicians and health system researchers want to tackle perhaps their industry’s most significant knowledge management challenge: how to capture the results of research into clinical best practices and more quickly feed it back to doctors and nurses at the point of care...

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DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | October 30, 2012

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plan to expand their virtual lifetime electronic record (VLER) pilot, which began a year ago in 11 sites across the country. Read More »

Health Information Exchanges: More Innovation Needed

Ken Terry | InformationWeek Healthcare | August 2, 2013

HIEs have been slow to develop offerings that organizations can use to improve care coordination, says report. Read More »

Healthy Skepticism – Jared Sinclair's Critique of HealthKit as Both an iOS Developer and Registered Nurse

Of the many new APIs announced at WWDC this summer, HealthKit has been particularly thought-provoking for me. At the risk of sounding like that guy, I think I have a somewhat priviledged perspective of HealthKit. There can’t be that many former registered nurses who’ve switched to iOS app development and tried to start a healthcare data company.

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HL7 Announces a CCD® to Blue Button Transform Tool and Early Adopters

Press Release | Health Level Seven International (HL7) | January 8, 2013

Health Level Seven® International (HL7®)...today announced the release of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD®) to Blue Button Transform Tool. The tool allows organizations to convert information already available in the existing HL7 CCD format into a Blue Button ASCII text format. Read More »

HL7 launches Blue Button CCD tool

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 9, 2013

The interoperability group Health Level Seven International (HL7) has released a continuity of care document tool for the Blue Button app that converts existing CCDs into Blue Button ASCII text format. Read More »

J P Systems, Inc. Celebrates C-CDA Interoperability Advancement My HealtheVet now provides Veterans with a C-CDA CCD nationwide

Press Release | J P Systems, Inc. | November 13, 2017

With extensive background in Clinical Systems Analysis, J P Systems, Inc.  subject matter experts helped achieve a key milestone this summer, contributing to improved Veteran's access to their own personal health records via "My HealtheVet". My HealtheVet, (MHV), aims to provide veterans with a summary of their overall health and medical information that can be used for sharing with VA and non-VA clinicians.  In particular, My HealtheVet's VA Continuity of Care document (CCD) provides Veterans access to their health records and enables sharing of that information in a way that assures the records can be used by most non-VA clinicians the Veteran may choose to visit.

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Medicity's CEO's Thoughts on Interoperability

Last week I had the esteemed privilege of attending the EHR Interoperability Meeting at the White House with Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, and Don Rucker MD, National Coordinator at ONC. The attendees represented payer organizations, and the discussion was focused on the barriers to interoperability and how we can band together to overcome them. Below are my responses to the major questions asked of each payer. As you read through this information, I hope it further clarifies our position on these topics.

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Midland Memorial Hospital is Live with EHR Doctors, Inc. on the NHIN

Press Release | Midland Memorial Hospital, EHR Doctors, Inc. | August 3, 2011

EHR Doctors, Inc. and Midland Memorial Hospital announced today that Midland Memorial Hospital is now live with the Social Security Administration (SSA) MEGAHIT project. EHR Doctors, Inc. became the first nationwide health information exchange to connect to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and the SSA MEGAHIT project.

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ONC Issues Standards and Certification Rule for Stage 2

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | February 27, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released Feb. 24 its proposed rule for the standards and criteria for the certification of electronic health records so physicians and hospitals can be sure that their systems are capable of performing the required functions to demonstrate meaningful use. Read More »