An alliance of partners is unveiling a comprehensive, multivendor connected health and human services (HHS) technology architecture that is connecting disparate state and jurisdictional human services systems to give providers one comprehensive view into citizen/customer needs.
The group supports today’s release of version 2.0 of the Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Connected Health and Human Services Framework, which presents a flexible, individual and family-centered approach for addressing the challenges that face HHS agencies, departments and programs as they respond to complex social needs and problems and deliver services to individuals and families in need, says the company.
Launch partners include ACS (Atlanta); Avanade (Seattle); CGI (Fairfax, Va.); EDS (Plano, Texas); ESRI, (Redlands, Calif.); Harmony Information Systems (Reston, Va.); IDV Solutions (Lansing, Mich.); MidTech Partners (Centennial, Colo.); Netsmart Technologies (Great River, N.Y.); Nets To Ladders (Austin, Texas); NWN Corp. (Waltham, Mass.); Plexis Healthcare Systems (Ashland, Ore.); Saber Government Solutions (an EDS company, Portland, Ore.); Unisys (Blue Bell, Pa.); and VisionWare Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland).
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.