HIE News Round Up: CMS Pilot Program for MyHealtheData Initiative; DirectTrust News; and VA VistA Challenges
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.
CMS Launches Pilot Program to Advance MyHealtheData Initiative
At the Blue Button Developers Conference, CMS announced plans to further the mission of its MyHealthEData initiative by launching a pilot program called Data at the Point of Care (DPC).
DirectTrust Developing Health Data Standards for Instant Messaging
A new initiative from DirectTrust, Trusted Instant Messaging+ (TIM+), will spearhead the development of health data standards for instant messaging.
VA Unsure of How Much It Costs to Run Legacy VistA EHR System
VA is missing crucial data on how much it costs to run its legacy VistA EHR system, leaving officials with no reliable information to use when making decisions about maintaining the system as the Cerner EHR implementation continues.
DoD Officials Say MHS GENESIS EHR System Infrastructure Will Improve
The Department of Defense (DoD) has retained valuable lessons learned during its initial deployments of MHS GENESIS, and future deployments of the Cerner-based system will have improved infrastructure.
ACA Medicaid Expansion Reduces Mortality Rates, Study Shows
The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion could have saved 15,600 lives in the three years following its initiation if it was put into effect nationwide, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Using Virtual Wellness Programs to Drive Member Engagement
Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (BCBSM) is revolutionizing the way they promote wellness among their employer-sponsored health plan members through their virtual wellness program, according to Cindy Bjorkquist, the payer’s director of Health and Well-Being.
New CVS Health Platform Targets Social Determinants of Health
CVS Health has announced new efforts to address social determinants of health in key areas, including within the community, workplace, and housing.
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