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21st Century Data Sharing Techniques for Healthcare Delivery Transformation Success

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This whitepaper identifies the leading techniques for health data exchange aligned with the 21st Century Cures Act.

Topics include:

  • Healthcare delivery landscape
  • FHIR, Direct Messaging and other data-sharing techniques
  • What's in, what's out, and why
  • Business objectives
  • ADT Notifications, CCD exchange and other workflows

And a collection of real-world use cases and data sharing applications.

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Executive Summary

Succeeding in the complex business of healthcare requires embracing healthcare delivery transformation. The process describes the industry's response to the disruptive effects of the transition from fee-for-service healthcare to a new pay-for-value model. 

What's out and what's in table for healthcare data sharing. Discussed under the heading "Healthcare Data-Sharing Requirements" in the 21st Century Cures Act whitepaper.

The litany of new initiatives driving healthcare transformation offer a variety of payment models. All require sharing of clinical data across the care continuum, including to patients and their care teams. 

Health data exchange is no longer optional:

  • 21st Century Cures Act requires the sharing of clinical data across the care continuum
  • Data sharing is a critical component of a successful business plan
  • How sharing options achieve healthcare transformation objectives is a pre-requisite to defining an effective strategy

While many data exchange techniques are available in the market, this paper focuses on a few of the most common approaches that are readily available, economical to implement and are supported by HHS/CMS/ONC via incentive payment programs. These include secure emailemail encryption, Direct Secure Messaging and open APIs.


What people are saying

about healthcare delivery transformation

There is proven correlation between unobstructed data sharing and better clinical decision-making.

Direct helps advance the mission of the Direct Project, which is to implement common standards in healthcare for the interoperable sharing of electronic information. 

Email encryption, Direct Messaging, and open APIs are the future of healthcare data sharing.