HIE News Round Up: CMS Re-Brands Meaningful Use; ONC and API Development; and DirectTrust Transactions up 90 Percent
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 Renames Meaningful Use Program “Promoting Interoperability”
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced plans to overhaul the Meaningful Use program by turning to a focus on interoperability.
Verma: CMS Will “Use Every Lever” for Promoting Interoperability, Data Access
CMS is doubling down on its commitment to health data interoperability and ensuring that patients have comprehensive access to their own health data, said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
ONC: APIs Can Boost Interoperability, Healthcare Data Access
The ONC is working with innovators to develop application-programming interfaces (APIs) that will create a robust health application ecosystem, improve interoperability, and increase healthcare data access.
New Online Guide Explains Patient Rights to Health Records
The ONC also recently released The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records to provide patients, or their caregivers, with information on how to obtain, check, and use their health records.
DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Transactions Up 90 Percent in One Year
DirectTrust recently reported that the first quarter of 2018 has seen health data exchange transactions hit 47.8 million, which is an increase of approximately 90 percent over the same time frame in 2017.
Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination
With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations are turning their attention and resources toward EHR optimization to improve care coordination.
Innovaccer Selected by Osler Health as Healthcare Data Platform
Osler Health, a nationally recognized leader in accountable care, has partnered with Innovaccer to elevate its ability to leverage data-driven healthcare and deliver high-quality care more efficiently.