The Era of Health Information Fiduciaries: Building on Health IT Regulation to Optimize Patient Navigation

October 13, 2020

Webinar Recap

Aneesh Chopra, CareJourney President, recently presented a session at the HLTH 2020 Virtual Conference about the Era of Health Information Fiduciaries – how entrepreneurs and innovators can build on health IT regulations to optimize patient navigation.

Aneesh served as the Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration, where he focused on opening up government data to make it available to the American people and to accelerate investments in electronic health records as well as research & development.

With consistent efforts across the last decade, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid data is now available for the American people to access, to run research studies, and understand areas of high value and low value care. Additionally, research and development (R&D) investments on internet-based Interoperability standards a decade ago, specifically around SMART on FHIR are now the regulated law of the land. Starting in the next 12 months, hospital systems, physician networks, and government sponsored health plans will be obligated to open up data to consumer designated applications.

In his session, Aneesh specifically talked about how we are now entering the health information fiduciary era, and it starts with the consumer’s right to access and aggregate their health information.

In May of 2019, CMS Administrator Seema Varma noted that if you’re a shopper looking towards Medicare Advantage plans, you can turn to a growing list of over 60 applications that have been approved by CMS to take patient claims history: the medications they take, the doctors they see, the chronic conditions they suffer from, etc. and put them in the hands of applications the patient’s trust so that they can better shop for plans that meet their needs.

Access the session recording to hear Aneesh talk about how all this is creating an opportunity for our industry to transform and how all stakeholders are contemplating what applications they can put into the hands of the consumers, how they can build upon those technical standards to support physicians, to reduce friction, and to advance value-based care. All three of these application types: consumer designated apps, provider designated apps and payer designated apps are all ready to connect to a provider’s EHR in the coming months. Thanks to the ONC and CMS interoperability regulations, there’s now a new foundation that requires our industry to share data.

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