From technical assistance to workgroups and collaboratives, CHCF works with partners across the health care delivery system to improve the way care is delivered. Learn more about the wide array of projects underway.
A Community System for Advancing Shared Decisionmaking
All too often, treatment decisions regarding elective procedures and preference-sensitive conditions do not take into account patient preference. One community is aiming higher by creating a system to engage patients in shared decisionmaking.
ELINCS: The National Lab Data Standard for Electronic Health Records
The EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specification (ELINCS) standardizes the formatting and coding of electronic messages exchanged between clinical laboratories and ambulatory EHRs. Adopting clinical data standards such as ELINCS helps health care providers deliver the right care by making information available at the right time.