What’s Coming Up Next in Interoperability With Dr Donald Rucker

An unprecedented level of detail and robustness around interoperability standards is on its way, and on this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Donald Rucker, MD, the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in HHS, about what the opportunities and responsibilities for payers are.

An unprecedented level of detail and robustness around interoperability standards is on its way, and on this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Donald Rucker, MD, the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in HHS, about what the opportunities and responsibilities for payers are.

The change is precipitated by 2020 rulemaking regarding the 21st Century Cures Act requirement regarding application programming interfaces. The new requirement will enable access to patient-level data across a patient population, allowing for more analysis that can inform clinical decisions, track those decisions to costs, and even influence future policy.

Rucker, who received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and also has an MBA in business and an MS in medical computer science and informatics from Stanford University, is currently chief strategy officer at 1upHealth.

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