HIE News Round Up: Apple to Launch Health Records App; VA and Health Data Exchange Consent; and HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award
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.
Apple to Launch Health Records App with HL7's FHIR Specifications
Apple announced that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature that will aggregate existing patient-generated data with data from a user's electronic medical record.
VA Proposed Rule to Improve Health Data Exchange Consent
A new VA proposed rule looks to streamline health data exchange of veteran EHRs by allowing health information exchanges (HIEs) to more easily obtain patient consent.
Senate Confirms Alex Azar Nomination as HHS Secretary
Last week, Alex Azar won the nomination to serve as HHS Secretary under the Trump Administration.
DoD MHS Genesis EHR Implementation Proceeding on Schedule
The Department of Defense (DoD) is still on schedule with its MHS Genesis EHR system rollout – despite a significant amount of complaints from users related to problems with clinician workflows and other clinical and administrative processes.
Specialty Practices Anxious Over 2018 Quality Payment Program
Reducing regulatory burden was one of the primary aims of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, but current requirements still negatively impact patient care and clinical workflows.
Why Medicine’s Digital Transformation is Just Beginning
The AMA is offering this take on how we are facing a period of tremendous digital transformation in healthcare.
2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT Awardees Announced
HIMSS recently announced the 2018 awardees of its Most Influential Women in Health IT award.