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Technology and Innovation
Jessica Kim Cohen has covered technology and transformation for Modern Healthcare since February 2019. She's been published in Chicago Reader, Chicago Health Magazine, Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore magazine, among other regional news outlets. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.
The program, dubbed the Digital Inclusion Challenge, is sponsored by Google Cloud and Michigan-based IT firm Miracle Software Systems. The winning team will receive $75,000 and will participate in a co-development program at Henry Ford Innovations.
Modern Healthcare caught up with Micky Tripathi, who leads HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, to discuss API innovation, enforcement and what else comes next after the interoperability and information-blocking regulations.
ONC has emphasized the role APIs could play in launching a new market of apps in healthcare. But some providers, like those in the post-acute and long-term care settings, may not be using software that's required to make such tools available under the agency's long-awaited interoperability rule.
Memorial Hermann Health System, OSF HealthCare and University of Chicago Medical Center had patients affected in the data breach, in which a former Med-Data employee reportedly uploaded files with patient data to public repositories on GitHub.