While the colder temperatures seem to be indefinitely gripping many parts of the United States, warmer spring temperatures are definitely (and finally) on the horizon. For most of us, spring is a time of renewal, which makes it an ideal time to take a fresh approach to tackling today’s health data exchange challenges.
Along these lines, the ONC recently released a new online resource titled “ONC Guide to Getting and Using Your Health Records.” This new resource aims to assist patients and caregivers in more easily accessing EHR patient data per provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act and the Trump Administration’s new MyHealthEData initiative.
While these types of ambitious initiatives are a sound step towards spring health data exchange renewal, there other ways that care managers, HIEs, population health efforts and payers can take control and ownership of big data electronic health record exchange.
For example, RosettaHealth introduced its HealthBus 2.0 platform at HIMSS 2018. Using an innovative SaaS approach, the upgraded HealthBus platform transports any health records or events at scale – allowing big health data exchange over wide geographic areas at a fraction of the cost and effort of traditional methods.
“By commoditizing health data exchange, we are helping care managers, HIEs, population health efforts and payers to easily access patient data not just at one facility, or across one EHR, but across entire communities or larger geographic areas,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, in advance of HIMSS 2018. “We believe that the new era of big health data exchange is upon us.”
Thanks to this type of solution, today’s care organizations no longer need to struggle with the complexity of hosted interoperability solutions. It is possible to gain more capability and reduce labor and direct costs of exchanging data by using this innovative cloud-based platform.
With brighter days, and warmer weather ahead, now’s the ideal time to take a renewed approach to exchanging health records. Thankfully, there are new innovations that truly break down today’s health data exchange challenges.