Confidentiality Toolkit for Responsible Data Sharing Published by the Federal Administration for Children & Families

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) produced a confidentiality toolkit to help state and local efforts understand how and when it is appropriate to share information about a family or individual to … Continue reading

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Outlines 10-year Plan for Achieving Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) presented a 10-year plan for developing an interoperable health IT ecosystem to achieve the “triple aim” of improving population health, providing better quality care and lowering per-capita costs. The ONC … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Fund Report Finds that Coordinating Mechanisms, Shared Data are Key to Integrating Services

A recent Issue Brief from The Commonwealth Fund noted that states working to integrate health care, public health and social services must establish a coordinating mechanism – such as an interagency agreement and an office dedicated to integration – as … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Engagement Project Renewed

Stakeholder engagement is a central component of the Illinois Framework’s approach to change management, and the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) has been the Framework’s primary partner for facilitating public participation since 2011. Thus far, more than 2,000 stakeholders have … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer speaks with Jon Stewart about the Need for Interoperability

Aneesh Chopra, who served as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama, visited “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss his new book “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” In the interview, Mr. Chopra … Continue reading

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