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#ONC2015 Opening Remarks from Karen DeSalvo @KBDeSalvo

I am live blogging from the #ONC2015 Annual Meeting. Follow the stream on Twitter at #ONC2015

Opening Remarks

Karen DeSalvo reflects on her first year at ONCHIT. Her focus:

  • Break down silos using Interoperability
  • Listen to partners and collaborators

Moving from a 10 year catalyst role in stimulating Health IT and moving to a focus on Interoperability.

Listening to issues in applying Meaningful Use Stage 2. Adding flexibility in 365 day reporting rule. Also looking to develop an MU3 that focuses on interoperability.

Digitization of the Care Experience. The vast majority of hospitals are using EHRs. Health Information Technology (HIT) continues to advance. The care experience is moving to a place where health happens beyond the traditional boundaries of hospitals and other health care settings.

We have to meet people where they are.

  • Organizations need interoperability between systems used within the organization.
  • Access to broadband is a major issue in rural communities.

HIT is the key to better care and better health.

Three pathways to a Learning Health System:

  1. Clear Standards that can be built on iteratively
  2. Collective environment that is secure for patients data and respects privacy of patient.

Success in 3 years looks like:
– Common Clinical Dataset that moves with the patient
– Used for quality reporting

Publishing standards and using levers that point to them.

We need to move towards RESTful approach – eg. FHIR

Common business practices and standards. Recognize trusted entities and hold them accountable.

HealthIT can be magic when it helps patients manage their health better and integrates with their trusted providers.

Precision Medicine – Genetic Makeup will tailor medications for even simplest health issues.

Health IT is the opportunity to deliver better health for all, regardless of whether they have insurance or not.

Mark Scrimshire
Health & Cloud Technology Consultant

Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
Blog: http://blog.ekivemark.com
email: mark@ekivemark.com
Stay up-to-date: Twitter @ekivemark

Disclosure:
I am currently HHS Entrepreneur-in-Residence working on an assignment to update BlueButton for Medicare Beneficiaries. The views expressed on this blog are my own.

I am also a Patient Engagement Advisor, CTO and Co-Founder to Medyear.com. Medyear is a powerful free tool that helps you collect, organize and securely share health information, however you want. Manage your own health records today.
Medyear: Less hassle. Better care.

A Great series of Tweets from @Farzad_MD about the @ONC_HealthIT Strategic Plan

Farzan Mostashari provided great leadership at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. He recently moved on to found Aledade. Today he gave us a recap of the importance of the ONC’s Strategic Plan for Health IT that was released today.

Great assessment Farzad!

Mark Scrimshire
Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
Stay up-to-date: Twitter @ekivemark
Disclosure: I began as a Patient Engagement Advisor and am now CTO to Personiform, Inc. and their Medyear.com platform. Medyear is a powerful free tool that helps you collect, organize and securely share health information, however you want.  Manage your own health records today. Medyear: Less hassle. Better care.

UPDATE: ONC Announces Consumer Health IT Summit on 9/15/2014

This week the ONC Health IT newsletter announced the date for their Consumer Health IT Summit. Here is the newsletter item:

Health IT Consumer Summit 9/15

That calendar you picked up from the Chinese diner around the corner now reads August 1 and the kids will soon be packing up and heading back to school (Yay!). As fall creeps ever closer, don’t forget to save the date for the Health IT Consumer Summit, which this year will be Sept. 15. We hope to make some brand new friends and help clinicians and patients learn about the benefits of the #BlueButton initiative and the #MUS2 view, download and transmit criteria.

You can sign up for the newsletter here.

I am marking the date and aim to attend. On Monday August 4, 2014 the ONC sent out an update here are more details about the summit. Watch for the opening of registration…

Details:
WHAT: 2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
WHEN: Monday, September 15, 2014 9 AM – 5 PM EDT
WHERE: Wilbur Cohen Auditorium
330 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. (use the entrance on C Street)
COST: Free. First-come, first served (registration limited).

Stay tuned for additional updates including registration.

 

 

 

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Mark Scrimshire
Health & Cloud Technology Consultant

Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
Blog: http://blog.ekivemark.com
email: mark@ekivemark.com
Stay up-to-date: Twitter @ekivemark
Disclosure: I began as a Patient Engagement Advisor and am now CTO to Personiform, Inc. and their Medyear.com platform. Medyear is a powerful free tool that helps you collect, organize and securely share health information, however you want. Manage your own health records today.
Medyear: The Power Grid for your Health.