CareJourney HIMSS Debrief

Listen in as Aneesh shares with CareJourney members and partners the key highlights from HIMSS 2019; covering topics such as Consumer-Directed Exchange, Bulk APIs regulations, FHIR Accelerators, and more.

Post-Conference Webinar with Aneesh

What is Consumer Directed Exchange?

Consumer Directed Exchange empowers the patient by supporting the patient’s right under HIPAA to invoke access to personal health information through a third-party application.

This puts individual at the center of interoperability and care quality, and empowers patients to take a more active role in their personal health.  A person’s wellness is determined quality of service, not the specifics of a single episode of care.  Patients interact with their providers using devices and applications because they are able to grant access to their health information from across the care continuum.

Consumer Directed Exchange has the potential to transform how patients and providers manage wellness.

Historically, interoperability, or the sharing of data, has focused on the provider (physicians).  Consumer Directed Exchanges completely shifts the model to the patient.  It is a new paradigm.  Consumers have the right to their own healthcare data, and they have the right to share access to their own healthcare data.  This is empowering patients by giving them control over their information and enabling patients to share their own data with whomever will best impact their wellness.

How Consumer Directed Exchange gets around HIPAA

“On the regulatory front, HHS has clarified that HIPAA does, indeed, offer patients the right to access their health data in an electronic format, and to share it with an application or address of their choice. “ – Aneesh

Related Links

It’s On Us – The Consumer-Directed Path To Interoperability
Healthcare Leadership Blog  |  by Aneesh Chopra

Patient-Led Data Sharing — A New Paradigm for Electronic Health Data
NEJM Catalyst  |  by William Gordon, MD, MBI, Aneesh Chopra, MPP and Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS

Podcast: Aneesh Chopra Talks Apple Health’s Plug-and-Play Ecosystem
Oliver Wyman Health  |  Interview with Aneesh Chopra

The digital healthcare revolution needs you
Microsoft Industry Blogs  |  by Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Healthcare; and Aneesh Chopra, President of CareJourney

Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry
Harvard Business Review  |  by David Blumenthal and Aneesh Chopra

Here’s what needs to happen for digital health care information-sharing to actually become a successful reality
Recode  |  by Aneesh Chopra

Apple’s Move To Share Health Care Records Is A Game-changer
Wired  |  by Aneesh Chopra And Shafiq Rab

“..the best (regulated) path to interoperability is an app in the patient’s hands.”
– Aneesh Chopra

“Consumer-directed exchange occurs when a consumer or an authorized caregiver invokes their HIPAA Individual Right of Access (45 CFR § 164.524) and requests their digital health information from a HIPAA covered entity (CE) via an application or other third-party data steward.”

– The CARIN Alliance