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  • NCVHS Predictability Roadmap

    by Samantha Holvey | Oct 05, 2018

    From: Nick Coussoule and Alix Goss, Co-chairs, NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards

    The National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is requesting your assistance with the next step of the Predictability Roadmap initiative on updating and adopting administrative standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The attached draft recommendations for the Roadmap were developed after an 18-month industry engagement process which includes a set of 23 recommendations, calls to actions and measurements under 3 focus areas:1.  Improved education, outreach and enforcement from Health and Human Services (HHS), 2.  Policy levers to support process improvement changes from the standards organizations, and 3.  Regulatory levers to enable timely adoption, testing, and implementation of updated or new standards and operating rules.

    The recommendations have been incorporated into a narrative report and presentation.  The narrative report provides a history of standards development and adoption under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), and the NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards engagement activities to date.  The power point summarizes our work and includes the list of recommendations, calls to action and measurements.  This information is also on the NCVHS website at https://ncvhs.hhs.gov/meetings/full-committee-meeting/

    The Subcommittee is interested in getting as much feedback as possible so that final recommendations can be developed for subsequent transmission to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2019.  Please send comments to NCVHSmail@cdc.gov with the subject line “Predictability Roadmap” and include your name, email address, and organization.  A hearing will be held on December 12 – 13th in Washington, DC.

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Charles Stellar Named a Top 50 Health IT expert for 2017

Jan 11, 2017, 19:00 PM
Healthcare IT is fortunate to have many knowledgeable experts willing to share what they know with others. Following up on last year’s popular look at 50 of the leading HIT experts in the field, Health Data Management offered this compilation of some of the guiding lights of the industry, many of which are new to the list this year.

Some have worked to advance the industry for nearly half a century, while others are newer voices who have taken on the industry’s new challenges. All are worthy of mention as a sample of those who are advancing the important work of healthcare IT.

Charles Stellar
President and CEO, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Stellar was named by the WEDI Board of Directors as WEDI's President and CEO after having served as WEDI's interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, association management and organizational leadership, Stellar oversees the strategic guidance of the organization, its staff and committees. WEDI is a collaboration of stakeholders working to enhance exchange of health information. The group also serves as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition to  Stellar, WEDI is honored to announce that Robert Tennant of the Medical Group Management Association and WEDI's Vice Chair of Marketing/Communications also deservedly made the list.

To read more, visit Health Data Management.

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