Session ID: 
32

Blue Button 2.0: How It’s Working, and How It Was Done

12:00pm - 1:00pm Tuesday, March 10
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W311A

Description

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) System is committed to leading the industry’s transition to value-based care. As part of this effort, one of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s (BCBSA) interoperability principles is that patients have access to data - the right information, at the right time, for the right person. In July 2019, BCBSA, several BCBS companies and national health plans were invited to the Blue Button Developer Conference. There, BCBSA and several BCBS companies made a pledge to participate in the real-world testing of the CARIN Blue Button FHIR API implementation guide in 2019 so that the API can be moved into production in 2020. This session will provide background on the CARIN Blue Button 2.0 efforts in the context of the CMS MyHealthEdata Initiative and its stated goal in 2018 to help beneficiaries manage their health and share their data with doctors. Additionally, details on this work with cutting-edge open API standards and the approach taken will be shared.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the FHIR-based industry initiatives, pilots and member engagement efforts to help ensure the effective use of the CARIN Blue Button 2.0 Implementation Guide, and ways that enable better decisions between the consumer and their clinician
  • Recognize how to leverage the variety of industry initiatives, including ONC FHIR-at-Scale Taskforce, CARIN Alliance and HL7 Da Vinci Project, that help ensure that HL7 FHIR advance the “Triple Aim” objectives in ways that help patients and consumers have real-time access to data
  • Identify the types of technologies and approaches that enable and support the successful development, testing, and adoption of Blue Button 2.0

Speaker(s)

Business Lead for Health Information Exchange and Innovation,
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Enterprise Interoperability Architect,
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
AHIMA
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
CMIO/CMO
CNIO/CNO

Level

Intermediate