HIE News Round Up: CMS to Cut Provider Burden; MIPS Changes; VA EHR Modernization Oversight; and the IMAT C3 Framework
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 Administrator Seema Verma Pledges to Cut Provider Burden
In a letter addressed to doctors, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the federal agency’s commitment to “turning the tide” of rising rates of physician burnout and reducing clinical documentation requirements to cut provider burden.
How MIPS Changes in the 2019 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
CMS recently released its proposed rule for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes several changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that aim to reduce administrative burden for eligible clinicians.
Genevieve Morris Heads VA EHR Modernization Oversight Panel
Principal Deputy National Coordinator Genevieve Morris has been selected to spearhead the new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) --- an oversight panel responsible for ensuring the Cerner VA EHR modernization project runs smoothly.
To Improve Treatments, Researchers Want to Hunt for Clues in Medical Records
According to this new NPR story, researchers are analyzing health records, along with insurance billing information, to refine treatments and identify new uses for drugs.
CHIME Commends CMS QPP Proposed Rule, AMGA Voices Criticism
Stakeholders have expressed conflicting opinions about the new CMS 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule, which was released July 12 along with proposed rules about the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule.
Top 5 Ways Health IT Companies Are Changing the EHR Market
Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, eClinicalWorks, athenahealth, and a few new players have changed the face of the health IT landscape through disruptive investments, partnerships, and innovations, according to this recent EHR Intelligence article.
The C3 Framework: The New Frontier In Health Data Analytics
Kurt Garbe, CEO of IMAT Solutions, introduces the C3 framework , which aims to allow any healthcare organization to best manage data for delivering accountable and informed care, in this Health IT Outcomes article.