HIE News Round Up: CMS Final Rule Incentivizes Interoperability; Carequality and CommonWell Update; and Optimizing EHR Downtime
Welcome to the Health Information Exchange Weekly News Round Up from RosettaHealth. Each week, we will provide you with a summary of all the actionable news that hospitals, HIT vendors, ACOs, and population health providers need to be smart and effective when it comes to health information exchange.
CMS Final Rule Incentivizes Interoperability, Health Data Exchange
The CMS final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System includes policies that rebrand the meaningful use programs as the promoting interoperability (PI) program and emphasize measures that incentivize interoperability and health data exchange.
Carequality and CommonWell Rollout Bi-Directional Health Information Exchange
CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality kicked off live health information sharing between CommonWell members and healthcare organizations that have adopted the Carequality Interoperability Framework.
EHR Use, High Administrative Burden Driving Healthcare Spending
While CMS and other federal entities have made efforts to streamline reporting requirements in recent years, the high administrative burden associated with EHR use and federal regulations continue to add financial strain to healthcare organizations.
Virginia Launches Emergency Department Care Coordination Program
Virginia recently launched its emergency department care coordination (EDCC) program to connect all emergency departments in the Commonwealth for streamlined communication and collaboration across healthcare facilities.
EHR Data Helps to Predict Short-Term Mortality for Cancer Patients
Combining the power of EHR data with machine learning may be the key to more accurately predicting mortality among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to a new study.
How to Optimize EHR Downtime Preparedness, Reduce Slowdowns
With EHR use now nearly ubiquitous across healthcare organizations, the prospect of a sudden, sustained period of EHR downtime disrupting hospital operations has crept to the forefront of industry concerns.