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Feds Likely to Focus on Health Data Security at Meeting

Publisher: Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report
November 22, 2017

Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Feds Likely to Focus on Health Data Security at Meeting," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. The article discussed the annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) November 30 - December 1. Fader told Bloomberg BNA that one of the central questions underlying many health information technology issues is how willing the Trump administration is to impose and enforce requirements on healthcare providers. The theme of the ONC meeting, "Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability," implies that the administration plans decisive action, but in the past the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have gone in the opposite direction, Fader said, relaxing requirements on provider data reporting and reducing support for alternative payment models that encourage information sharing. "Clearly no one's suggesting unwinding all the recent provider consolidations, accountable care organizations and other value-based care coordination initiatives and going back to fee-for-service health care, but universal interoperability isn't going to happen without the government agencies continuing to push people along," Fader said.

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