Interoperability of Healthcare Systems - What I Need to Know

March 27, 2020

Interoperability of Healthcare Systems – What I Need to Know About the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule

The conversation in the podcast will provide listeners with an overview of what the 21st Century Cures Act Rule will mean for patients, health care providers, health information technology developers and vendors, and health information networks. We will discuss the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will help individuals access their electronic health information on their smartphones, help health care providers access patient information at the point of care and in bulk to help them identify opportunities to address many of their patients’ needs, and help payers and researchers access information to better inform payment and improvements in care. The Final Rule identifies those times when healthcare providers, developers and information networks won’t need to provide information.

Dr. Don Rucker
Dr. Don Rucker is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs and investments to help the nation’s healthcare system become fully interoperable. He was recently named Modern Healthcare’s 4th Most Influential Clinical Leader and the 16th most influential healthcare leader in the nation.

Deepak Mohan, MD
Deepak Mohan, MD, is the Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine & Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at San Joaquin General Hospital. The College of American Pathologists has selected Dr Mohan as their spokesperson, advocate and as a House of Delegates California state representative. Dr Mohan is a certified CAP Inspector and serves as team leader for numerous laboratory inspections. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, he received his medical degree from the prestigious Madras (MGR) Medical University and performed visiting clerkships at Harvard University and University of California, Los Angeles hospitals. Dr. Mohan completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; followed by surgical pathology fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Dr. Mohan has served on the medical staff of Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles and Little Company of Mary, Torrance & San Pedro.

Andy Mohan, MD, MBA, MSc
Dr. Anand "Andy" Mohan has been working as a physician informaticist for the past 7 years in over 40 + implementations with major hospital systems including Cedars Sinai, PeaceHealth, Inova, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic amongst other notable healthcare systems.  Dr. Mohan has worked on the inpatient and ambulatory side with all specialties throughout the lifecycle of an implementation. His focus is on clinical workflow optimization, utilizing EHR systems efficiently, and provider adoption. He has been involved in population health initiative technology implementations.  Additionally, he has also led EHR clinical build teams to ensure quality and clinical integrity. He is also one of the Chairs of the Digital Health and Innovation Committee.
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