HIE News Round Up: Better Health Data Exchange for LTPAC Organizations; MIPS Changes; and EHRs Help Seniors
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.
LTPAC Orgs Need Better Health Data Exchange Standards, APIs
More robust health data exchange standards and the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will help to improve interoperability among long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, according to the ONC.
Meaningful Measures Initiative to Focus on Care Quality Measures
CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a new approach to care quality metrics that will only involve evaluating core issues most vital to high-quality care delivery and improved patient outcomes called Meaningful Measures.
MIPS Changes in the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule
The recently released CMS 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule includes policies to reduce administrative burden for eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Electronic Health Records Point to CT Scanner as Infection Source
Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco.
EHR Data Use Can Help Identify Senior Patients At Risk of Falling
EHR data use can assist in clinical decision support to more efficiently identify senior patients with a high risk of falling, according to a new study.
Indiana Health System Goes Live with Epic EHR, Patient Portal
Indiana-based Columbus Regional Health system recently announced the launch of its Epic EHR implementation on November 1, 2017.
Hospitals Utilize Artificial Intelligence to Treat Patients
Health care providers are getting into the artificial intelligence game, and the technology is being used in myriad ways.