HIE News Round Up: Holding Patient Records Hostage; Clinical Efficiency and Health IT Adoption; and New DirectTrust CEO
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.
Verma: Many Providers Are Holding Patient Medical Records Hostage
Many healthcare providers are holding medical records hostage by denying patients access to their own health data, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
Switch to Electronic Health Records Tied to Fewer Hospital Deaths
Hospitals that switch from paper to electronic health records may eventually see lower death rates than they had before, but a U.S. study also suggests that fatalities may first increase as the transition gets underway.
Eight Crucial Factors in Charting a Direction for Health Info Exchange
The National Rural Health Resource Center is offering these eight points to help HIEs best share data contained in EHRs.
How to Boost Clinical Efficiency During Health IT Adoption
Uniontown Hospital is paving the way for digitizing hospital operations, providing clinicians with opportunities to optimize efficiencies, access accurate health data, and deliver high-quality patient care.
CT Struggles to Launch Statewide Health Information Exchange
Connecticut healthcare leaders are still facing challenges with launching a health information exchange (HIE) after investing $5 million over nearly 18 months into the project.
DirectTrust Appoints New CEO to Head Health Data Exchange Alliance
DirectTrust recently appointed Scott Stuewe as the its new President and CEO to advance health data exchange among member organizations.
15 Books HIT Leaders Are Reading This Summer
Health Data Management has compiled this list of top summer books, which have been recommended by today’s HIT leaders.