|ONC CHALLENGE GRANTS
Connecting and Accelerating a FHIR App EcosystemNATE encourages developers to take advantage of ONC’s new challenge grants for developing consumer-facing apps! The grants leverage the Health Level 7 – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and growing interest in an industry-wide approach to open, standardized application programming interfaces (APIs).
Help Consumers Get and Use their Health Information. In this challenge contest, prizes will be awarded to consumer-facing apps that use open, standardized APIs to help consumers aggregate their health information in one place that is under their control. Prizes will total up to $175,000.
NATE supports AHIMA’s 2016 advocacy initiative, MyHealthID, which aims to educate consumers about the need for a voluntary patient safety identifier as a solution to patient matching.
How You Can Help:
|NO MORE FEES FOR HEALTH DATA!
In the months since the NATE-supported GetMyHealthData campaign launched, individuals have time and again reported that expensive fees are a barrier to getting electronic copies of their health information. GetMyHealthData is helping to shift the tides, as seen in the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This new federal policy encourages providers to offer patients electronic copies of their health information free of charge. The policy further clarifies when and how patients can be charged fees for their health data, including:
HHS goes even further in clarifying how providers can calculate the fee that can be charged to individuals for copies of their health records. One option is a flat fee for standard electronic copies; this fee should not exceed $6.50 – no more than a Subway footlong sub! Now that’s progress.
If you’re ready to keep breaking down barriers to patient access, request digital copies of your health information today. Check out the new video to get started: Three Easy Steps to Get Your Health Data.
2016 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
March 21-22, 2016 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association
March 22, 2016 | Washington, DC
The Demand for Secure Interoperable Health Information Exchange: Options and Opportunities 2016
Pre-Conference Workshop Co-Hosted By
April 10, 2016 | Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC
** Discounts available for NATE members. Contact Meryt McGindley for details. **
Discuss the Hottest APIs in Health!
May 7, 2016 | Washington, DC
|NATE makes it easier for providers to share health information with their patients so that their patients can do what they want with it.
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