By Evan Sweeney @ Fierce Healthcare

The National Quality Forum released new frameworks to measure the value of telehealth and the impact of data interoperability, two issues that have been getting more attention from federal policymakers.

The organization’s deep dive into interoperability—conducted on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services—comes as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is developing its trusted exchange framework required under the 21st Century Cures Act. NQF identified four broad categories of interoperability: the quality and volume of health data exchange, health data usability, patient care applications, and the impact on patient safety, costs savings and care coordination. More specially, NQF’s Interoperability Committee identified 53 potential measures to be used now and in the future.

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