HIE News Round Up: Cerner EHR VA Update; Advancing FHIR Use; and Consumers Adopting Digital Health Tools
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.
VA CIO Nominee Says Cerner EHR Could Be Rolled Out Sooner Than 10 Years
While the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to implement a $10 billion Cerner electronic health record system over 10 years, the VA’s nominee to serve as CIO says he believes the timeline could be sped up.
Da Vinci Project to Advance Healthcare Interoperability, FHIR Use
The Da Vinci Project is poised to accelerate advancements in healthcare interoperability by promoting use of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) data standard across the industry.
Silos That Limit Patient Record Access Are Hurting Care, Researchers Say
Limited access to patients’ health information is having multiple negative effects on care delivery, according to a newly released report.
How Sutter Health Pushes Health Data Exchange Forward
Clinical and IT staff at Sutter Health are working to proliferate health data sharing by encouraging providers to utilize Direct exchange.
Physician Burnout: How to Write Shorter EHR Notes
Electronic health records contribute to physician burnout and writing shorter case notes can ease the EHR burden.
Texas Health Honored for Advancing eCQM Collection, EHR Use
Texas Health Resources has been named a 2018 Pioneer in Quality Expert Contributor by the Joint Commission for advancing electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) collection and use.
Survey: 87 Percent of Consumers Have Adopted One Digital Health Tool
Digital health adoption continues to increase, with 87 percent of consumers saying they have adopted at least one digital health tool, compared to 80 percent in 2015, according to a new study.