HIE News Round Up: Advanced EHR Use and CAHs; Artificial Intelligence and EHRs; and the ONC Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge
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.
Critical Access Hospitals Unlikely to Engage in Advanced EHR Use
A recent study from the University of Michigan found that critical access hospitals (CAHs) are less likely than other hospitals to use EHR data for performance measurement and patient engagement.
Congress Seeks Improved Oversight of VA Cerner EHR Implementation
Four U.S. House Representatives have introduced legislation to increase Congress’s oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation.
Stakeholders Voice Support for 2018 Quality Payment Program Rule
Stakeholders including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently released comments on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) 2018 final rule that include suggestions to change the new low-volume threshold.
Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?
Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, is also looking for cutting-edge ideas about how to use emerging technologies to revolutionize health records.
Greater Access to Shared Data Needed for Successful Transition to APMs
While the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act requires the move to alternative payment models, providers face major barriers to transitioning because of information blocking, the lack of interoperability and other factors limiting access to data.
MO HIE Connects to eHealth Exchange for Improved Interoperability
The University of Missouri (MU) Tiger Institute Health Alliance health information exchange (HIE) recently connected to the Sequoia Project’s eHealth Exchange in an effort to enable improved interoperability with SSM Health.
ONC Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Selects 3 Winners
ONC recently announced the three winners of the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge, which aimed to identify and match data about a patient held by one healthcare provider with data about the same patient contained within the same system or other systems.