HIE News Round Up: Health Data Exchange Lag Between Hospitals and PCPs; ONC SAFER Guide; and Alabama HIE News
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.
Communication, Health Data Exchange Lags Between Hospitals, PCPs
Hospitals need to increase health data exchange and communication with primary care providers (PCPs) to improve care coordination, boost patient health outcomes, and reduce hospital readmission rates, according to a former CMS official.
Full ONC SAFER Guide Implementation Low, EHR Safety Can Improve
Healthcare organizations looking to improve EHR safety and usability can look toward ONC SAFER Guides that were updated in 2017.
Duplicate Patient Medical Records Stem from Lagging MPI Process
Discrepancies with duplicate patient medical records are often because of a healthcare organization’s lack of data standardization, specifically with the Master Patient Index (MPI) record process, according to a new study.
Physician Burnout Is a Problem at 83 Percent of Healthcare Organizations
Eighty-three percent of clinicians, clinical leaders, and healthcare executives view physician burnout as a problem at their organizations, according to a new report.
NIH Searching for Volunteers Nationwide to Contribute EHR Data
Individuals across the country ages 18 and older will soon have the opportunity to share EHR data with researchers and advance individualized precision medicine, treatment, and patient care delivery through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program.
Mayo Clinic Prepares for Early Challenges During Epic EHR Go-Live
Mayo Clinic is making efforts to accommodate the inevitable period of adjustment that will follow its Epic EHR implementation go-live at Rochester care sites by enrolling staff members in rigorous training and cutting back on appointments.
Alabama HIE Joins SHIEC to Improve Rural Health Data Access
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced Alabama One Health Record has joined its membership to improve health data access and patient care delivery for patients in rural, underserved areas.