News from NATE! – March 6, 2017


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The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) Interoperability Showcase vignette showcased how federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense, United States Postal Service and Veterans Affairs, and external partners like the National Association for Trusted Exchange, enable veterans and service members to efficiently access their own health information.

Consumers are requesting their medical records and providers want to share them but there is often a workflow disconnect between the two. NATE and its demonstration participants showed visitors to the Interoperability Showcase how a simple enabling infrastructure can alleviate this problem. The NATE Blue Button Directory (NBBD) allows patients to discover how best to submit their request for health information and establishes a secure end-point for the HIPAA-covered entity’s staff responsible for managing these requests. NATE demonstrated the registration of the organization by the appropriate staff (e.g. medical records department) in a FHIR-based directory, and showed how the provisioning of a Direct address enables bi-directional exchange with consumer-controlled apps recognized by NATE’s NBB4C trust community.

Thank you to NATE’s demonstration partners:

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HIMSS17 conference attendees’ responses to the NATE Blue Button Directory prototype demonstrations were amazing. Based on the encouragement and recognition of the value proposition to both providers and consumers alike, NATE will continue to work on establishing this enabling infrastructure. Stay tuned for more information and video demonstrations coming soon!

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Congratulations to NATE’s 2017 Champions of Consumer Access!

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Regina Holliday, The Walking Gallery – Regina Holliday is a nationally recognized artist and tireless advocate for consumer access to data. Regina’s work as founder of The Walking Gallery has brought significant attention to consumers’ rights to their data under HIPAA.

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Shafiq Rab, Hackensack University Medical Center – Dr. Shafiq Rab is now chief information officer and vice president of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Rab is being recognized for his prior work at Hackensack University Medical Center, developing an industry-first mobile application for patient self-enrollment, consent and secure messaging enabled by DataMotion.

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Matthew Holt, Health 2.0 – Matthew Holt is the founder of The Health Care Blog and co-founder of Health 2.0. At Health 2.0, Matthew created an international stage that brings to light and nurtures innovative consumer facing technology and supports innovators determined to make a difference for consumers/patients.

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Mark Scrimshire, CMS Entrepreneur-in-Residence – As the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Mark Scrimshire has brought FHIR technology into the mainstream through the instant download of claims information into a FHIR compatible consumer application.

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Joshua Rubin, Learning Health Community – Joshua Rubin is an integral member of the Learning Health Community, a grassroots movement dedicated to realizing the Learning Health System vision on a national scale. Josh’s vision of a multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary collaboration recognizes the singular importance of patient-generated contributions to the success of any Learning Health System.

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Eli Rowe, WoMBA – Eli Rowe is CEO and founder of WoMBA – the World Medical Bank – a consumer centric service that enables users to aggregate a longitudinal personal health record across the globe. Eli is being recognized for his vision of a global solution that one day will include medical information from all data sources, including data captured about the consumer in other countries.

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Fatemeh Khatibloo, Forrester Research – Fatemeh Khatibloo is a Principal Analyst in Forrester’s Customer Insights practice. Fatemeh defined a new concept known as Personal Identity and Data Management (PIDM) to describe how consumers will soon manage the sharing of their personal data with each other and with businesses.

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Jitin Asnaani, CommonWell Health Alliance – Jitin Asnaani is the first Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance, on a mission to build a scalable infrastructure that enables health data to follow the patient, regardless of where care occurs. Under Jitin’s leadership, CommonWell is the first vendor-neutral platform to extend its services to allow patients direct access to their own data.


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