How to Comply with New Healthcare Interoperability Rules

Adopting new interoperability standards: what is FHIR and USCDI?

  • the 4th version of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources from HL7 International (HL7 FHIR), and
  • US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI).
How interoperability in healthcare will work using FHIR-based APIs, according to the final rules.
  • clinical notes, both structured and unstructured, and
  • provenance, or extra information about who created the data and when it was created.
USCDI data classes and elements. Source: HIMSS Report
The full list of interoperability rules, players affected, and compliance timeframes.

Information Blocking provision

Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) Notifications provision

  • the patient’s name,
  • the treating provider’s name, and
  • the sending institution’s name.

Patient Access API and Provider Directory API provision

Payer-to-Payer Data Exchange provision

New Standardized API Functionality provision

EHI Export Capability provision

Key steps to meet the new requirements

Review existing systems

Put a plan in place

Consider a cloud services provider for interoperability

Educate staff and patients

In the end, final rules will bring profit

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