There are many associations that take on advocating and educating the healthcare and health IT communities on adoptions of health information technology and the move to value-based care. Here is the latest news from some of these organizations.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (@WEDIonline)
WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the development of an industry white paper to address the high level of administrative burden associated with obtaining prior authorization. Written by the WEDI Prior Authorization Council (PAC), the paper outlines the work being done by the council to build a cross-stakeholder view of prior authorization in the US, as well as recommendations for policy development, standardization, and gap identification including both workflow integration and automation.
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (@CIOCHIME)
CHIME named two new co-chairs to help lead the CHIME Opioid Task Force in 2019, marking the task force’s transition from its launch phase to long-term sustainability. The task force also announced the availability of the first three chapters of an opioid playbook for CIOs.
Healthcare Business Management Association (@HBMABusiness)
HBMA congratulates Emedex, on their compliance accreditation. Emedex is an RCM company in Washington state that serves a number of medical practices in emergency medicine, ambulance and imaging services. The HBMA Compliance Accreditation Program is designed to assess compliance with a range of federal healthcare industry regulations, including provisions to protect patient privacy under HIPAA, promote cybersecurity, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in medical billing.
Healthcare Financial Management Association (@hfmaorg)
The Healthcare Financial Management Association and Strata Decision Technology (Strata) launched the HFMA-Strata L7 Cost Accounting Adoption Model™ (L7 Model), healthcare’s first roadmap to help healthcare providers access accurate cost data via the use of advanced cost accounting.
Congratulations to #EHR Assn vice chair @Sasha_TerMaat on being honored as a rising star in #healthIT, among those "likely to guide the industry over the next 10 to 20 years." Well-deserved! https://t.co/JHNh7QBMH5
— Electronic Health Record Association (@EHRAssociation) February 27, 2019