HIE News Round Up: Apple Launches Health Records; ONC to Maintain $60M Budget; and Trump Ousts Shulkin
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.
Trump Administration Ousts VA Secretary David Shulkin
President Trump has fired VA Secretary David Shulkin following accusations from the federal agency’s Inspector General that Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Apple Launches Health Records
Apple moved the Health Records functionality in its iOS-based Health app out of the beta phase, allowing all patients of 39 US health systems direct access to their electronic health records.
ONC to Maintain $60M Budget to Support 21st Century Cures Act
ONC will keep over $60 million in funding through September to help the agency continue its efforts to improve interoperability and carry out the aims of the 21st Century Cures Act, according to the recent omnibus spending bill.
Electronic Medical Records Carry Some Risks, Study Says
Advances in medical technology sometimes come with drawbacks, and in the case of electronic health records, a new study suggests these systems occasionally put patients at risk.
Improving Clinician EHR Use Through Provider Communication
Implementing an EHR-integrated provider communication tool may help health systems improve clinician EHR use, according to researchers at the Augusta University (AU) College of Allied Health Sciences.
Wyoming, Medicity to Create Statewide Health Information Exchange
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is partnering with population health management and health data exchange solutions provider Medicity to establish a statewide health information exchange (HIE) called the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange (WYFI).
New York PDMP Achieves Healthcare Interoperability with 25 States
New York’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has achieved healthcare interoperability with PDMPs in 25 other states and Washington DC, according to a recent announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.