Officials Call For Standardized, Interoperable Public Health Data

State and federal officials said the United States needs to work on standardizing and integrating public health data to improve health equity and the general public health infrastructure during the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s annual meeting Monday (March 29). Data is essential to understanding and taking action on structural inequities that affect public health, said Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. “Sometimes people say oh my goodness, you know,...
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Health Insider -- March 29, 2021

White House Mum On Upcoming Health Reform Plan, But Vocal On Pandemic Response The White House said over the weekend it will unveil the health care elements of its next legislative package next month, leaving stakeholders looking for any hints on what might be included in the potentially massive piece of legislation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has said could be a “kitchen sink” of policies. While talks surrounding the health care plan remain under wraps, the White House...
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Physicians Say More Provider Relief Should Go In Infrastructure Package

America’s Physician Groups say the infrastructure package expected to be unveiled later this week would be the perfect vessel to allocate additional provider relief, and specifically targeted at physicians, especially those in primary care, whom they feel have been largely left out of previous distributions in favor of relief for hospitals. While the American Hospital Association has asked Congress for another $35 billion in provider relief, APG isn’t asking Congress for a specific amount due to confusion over how much...
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