HIE News Round Up: Biden and Information Blocking; Hospitals Embrace Interoperability; and VA Cerner Contract Update
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.
Biden Presses HHS on Information Blocking, EHR Patient Access
Former Vice President Joe Biden recently recommended that federal officials require providers to enable complete EHR patient access within 24 hours of a request in forthcoming information blocking regulations per the 21st Century Cures Act.
VA Cerner Implementation Contract Balloons to $16 Billion
The price tag for the VA Cerner implementation contract has spiked by 60 percent, judging by testimony given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.
Hospitals Embrace Interoperability: As Data Exchange Matures, Leaders Find Ways To Use It To Their Advantage
Once seen as elusive, cumbersome and even impossible, electronic data exchange is finally coming into its own, and hospitals are eager to venture down it as it begins to smooth out.
Patient Information Might End Up in Hospital Recycling
The move to electronic health records comes amid laws in most places requiring patient personal information to be protected, but it may also be creating a new risk to patient privacy, Canadian researchers say.
EHR Clinical Documentation Differs Between Nurses, Physicians
Physicians and nurses note very different concepts in EHR clinical documentation during patient visits, according to a new study.
How CommonWell Adapts to Constant Health IT Innovation
Five years after launching, CommonWell has come to understand the only constant in health IT innovation and interoperability is change.
Geisinger Taps EHR, Genomics To Identify High-Risk Patients
By combining clinical data from electronic health records with genetic sequencing, Geisinger is making anticipatory medicine -- the prevention of early-onset cancer and cardiovascular events -- a reality for its patients who are at high risk for these inherited diseases.