Personal access to health information is an imperative part of service delivery – especially for the underserved members of our communities. Advances in interoperability enable individuals who receive services from community based organizations such as food pantries and homeless shelters (not HIPAA covered entities) to share their health information with these organizations. The emergence of the Blue Button 2.0 API for Medicare beneficiaries has demonstrated the power of patient-controlled information sharing. The ShareMyHealth open source platform delivers Blue Button 2.0-style data sharing to these individuals and the organization serving them. By enabling members to share their health information with service organizations, those organizations are able to better tailor services to meet their needs with high quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
- Analyze how a networked approach to Beneficiary support empowered with patient-controlled access to health information lightens the load on traditional health services by enabling Community-Based Organizations to identify appropriate essential housing, nutritional and health needs for some of the most vulnerable citizens in a local community.
- Describe how Community-Based Organizations perform a crucial role by developing trust with the beneficiaries they serve and by using the beneficiary’s health information to identify and deliver essential support services more quickly and efficiently.
- Summarize how the solution being implemented in New York could be implemented in states across the USA
Continuing Education Credits
Source: Himss 2020