Tuesday, January 2, 2024

🌊IMSPARK: Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific🌊

🌊Imagine… Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific🌊

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A world where health information technology (IT) enables better access, quality, and equity of health care for the diverse and underserved populations in the Pacific region.

🔗 Link: 

📚 Source: 

HHS Press Office. (2023, December 13). HHS finalizes rule to advance health IT interoperability and algorithm transparency. HHS.gov.

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized a rule that updates its Health IT Certification Program and its Information Blocking Rule. 💻The rule aims to improve the interoperability and usability of health IT, such as electronic health records, and to enhance the transparency and accountability of AI and other predictive algorithms that are part of certified health IT. The rule establishes new requirements for health IT developers to disclose information about their algorithms, such as their purpose, inputs, outputs, limitations, and potential biases.🧬 The rule also adopts new standards and policies to facilitate the exchange of electronic health information among health care providers, patients, and other stakeholders. The rule supports the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Biden Administration to advance health IT innovation, patient access, and health equity. 🙌The rule could also benefit the Pacific region, where health disparities are prevalent and health IT adoption is lagging. By promoting more transparent and interoperable health IT systems, the rule could help improve the delivery and coordination of health care services, enhance the quality and safety of care, and empower patients and communities to manage their health and well-being.

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