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The new Black Book report found that nearly nine out of 10 practices with six or less clinicians are not optimizing advanced EHR tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing.

Black Book Report: Clinicians Seek On-Demand Patient Data, Secure Messaging and Electronic Data Sharing

While the halls of HIMSS 2018 echoed with the sound of new developments in health data sharing, the reality is that many healthcare practices are not quite there yet – though they are highly motivated to address innovation gaps.

This is a key takeaway from the recent 2018 Black Book Integrated Ambulatory Systems report, which found that 30 percent of practices are looking for EHR replacement options by 2021. A main motivator is the need for “cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance.”

The study also found that nearly nine out of 10 practices with six or less clinicians are not optimizing advanced EHR tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing.

While the report does not state why smaller practices are not leveraging these types of tools, we can surmise that ease of use is hindering full adoption.

Thankfully, the cloud-based RosettaHealth platform allows any practice – no matter the size – to leverage Meaningful Use standards for enabling the seamless transfer of clinical information to anyone. Using RosettaHealth's portals requires no training, and its intuitive interface is designed around health records, not a modified EHR view or webmail. In terms of patient record sharing, it only takes one-click to transmit a record.

In addition, RosettaHealth provided nearly 25 percent of the DirectTrust network transactions in Q3 2017. This number is growing fast. In September alone, nearly 5.5 million Direct messages were sent or received using RosettaHealth’s HealthBus platform – reinforcing the ease of use and expansive adoption of the solution.

As highlighted in the Black Book report, there will be some major changes in HIT innovation adoption in the next two to three years. Fortunately, for smaller providers there are cloud-based health data sharing solutions that can better optimize how they provide care – ultimately bridging the innovation gap.

To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.

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