CareJourney | Interoperability2018-09-27T17:48:56+00:00

CareJourney Believes in Interoperability

At CareJourney we believe that interoperability and open APIs improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Healthcare improvement is driven with the adoption of open standards that enhance the exchange of healthcare data and give patients access to their health information. Information sharing across the continuum of care is essential to deliver high quality care.

CareJourney participates in the Interoperability Transformation

CareJourney participates in the drive for interoperability transformation with our president Aneesh Chopra’s involvement in both the Argonaut Project and the CARIN Alliance. The Argonaut Project is an initiative to advance industry adoption of modern, open interoperability standards by creating consistent data standards for the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) API specifications. Working collaboratively with the industry and other FHIR initiatives, the Argonaut Project has designed standardized implementation guides that increase adoption and promote innovation by focusing on high value use cases. This effort has accelerated the adoption of FHIR.

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The CARIN Alliance is a bipartisan, multi-sector collaborative whose vision is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their caregivers to easily get, use and share their digital health information. The CARIN Alliance works collaboratively to advance the consumer directed exchange of health information. Working groups at the CARIN Alliance seek to reduce the technical and adoption barriers to the exchange of consumer-directed health information by promoting best practices of FHIR-based API implementations. Additionally, the CARIN Alliance develops policy recommendations for healthcare interoperability to help inform HHS, ONC, OCR, FTC and other regulators.

Additionally, CareJourney supports the Blue Button 2.0 initiative that enables Medicare beneficiaries to share their healthcare information with providers, care organizations, researchers and others. For example, utilizing Blue Button 2.0 data primary care physicians can access information across the continuum of care in order to provide better informed treatment.

CareJourney participates in the Interoperability Transformation

CareJourney participates in the drive for interoperability transformation with our president Aneesh Chopra’s involvement in both the Argonaut Project and the CARIN Alliance. The Argonaut Project is an initiative to advance industry adoption of modern, open interoperability standards by creating consistent data standards for the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) API specifications. Working collaboratively with the industry and other FHIR initiatives, the Argonaut Project has designed standardized implementation guides that increase adoption and promote innovation by focusing on high value use cases. This effort has accelerated the adoption of FHIR.

HL7 FHIR Argonaut Project

The CARIN Alliance is a bipartisan, multi-sector collaborative whose vision is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their caregivers to easily get, use and share their digital health information. The CARIN Alliance works collaboratively to advance the consumer directed exchange of health information. Working groups at the CARIN Alliance seek to reduce the technical and adoption barriers to the exchange of consumer-directed health information by promoting best practices of FHIR-based API implementations. Additionally, the CARIN Alliance develops policy recommendations for healthcare interoperability to help inform HHS, ONC, OCR, FTC and other regulators.

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Additionally, CareJourney supports the Blue Button 2.0 initiative that enables Medicare beneficiaries to share their healthcare information with providers, care organizations, researchers and others. For example, utilizing Blue Button 2.0 data primary care physicians can access information across the continuum of care in order to provide better informed treatment.

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Blue Button 2.0 Developer Service Empowers Direct to Consumer Data Access

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  • Reminders to schedule important care events such as annual wellness visits and personalized preventive screenings
  • Personalized transitional care management visit reminders based on the complexity of the beneficiary’s historical chronic illness
  • Estimates for previous ER or hospital visits that could have been avoided with better outpatient care

Blue Button can Make (Timely) Data Actionable for Any CMS Intervention

Current Analytics via OCM Model

Blue Button OCM Patient Timeline

Increased Capabilities Via Blue Button

Blue Button Current Analytics via OCM Model

CareJourney delivers Interoperability Advisory and Technical Services

CareJourney’s Interoperability practice offers members a broad range of interoperability advisory, technical, and application development services. We support our members with technical guidance on FHIR APIs, SMART on FHIR, as well as other interoperability functionality such as Blue Button 2.0 and CDS Hooks.

Converging on a Single Technical Path (FHIR API, Argonaut Project Implementation Guide)

CareJourney has made patient centered claims data actionable with applications that deliver claims insights and enrichments into the clinical workflow. These enrichments produce a longitudinal patient record or “Medical Year in Review” with insights that cross the continuum of care.

“Medical Year in Review” Insights Feed

Insights on Demand

  1. Care Team: Current PCP, Most visited physicians and specialists, active providers, Facilities visited
  2. Patient Demographics: Medicare enrollment type, Chronic conditions
  3. Spend/Utilization: Timeline of visits and inpatient stays, Spend by category (Inpatient, Home Health, Part b, etc.), Utilization metrics (readmissions, SNF days, home health certifications, etc.)
  4. Medications:  Medication lists, refills
  5. Impactable Spend: AHRQ (Impactable admissions), Lucentis/Avastin/Eyelea, Avoidable ER visits
  6. Care Models: Transitional Care Management, Chronic Care Management, Shared Decision Making, Annual Wellness Visits, Advanced Care Planning


CMS Challenges

Medicare Advantage plans to “meet or exceed” Blue Button FHIR API (Explanation Of Benefits Resource) by CY2020 voluntarily first, else via regulation

We can support your API-based interoperability journey.