HIE News Round Up: DirectTrust and Health Information Exchange; FHIR Challenges; and EHR Implementation Labor Costs
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.
Health Information Exchange: The Missing Links
Making bigger advances in implementing nationwide health information exchange will require a multipronged effort, including getting patients more involved and using a variety of technical approaches, says Scott Stuewe, the new President and CEO of DirectTrust.
FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability
Healthcare organizations seeking semantic interoperability are still challenged by variations in FHIR that prevent them smoothly exchanging information.
VA, DoD Creating Single Governance Point for Cerner EHR Modernization
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will work with the Department of Defense to create a single point of authority over the Cerner EHR modernization project.
Cerner EHR Implementation Will Go Live at Rural MO Health System
Missouri-based Pershing Health system will go live with a new integrated Cerner EHR implementation and revenue cycle management solution across its hospitals and clinics.
NCQA, Health Plans to Measure Patient-Reported Outcomes
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has selected four health plans to test a new performance standard for collecting patient-reported outcomes measures, or PROMs.
Health Information Exchanges in FL, CT Combating Opioid Overuse
Providers across Florida and Connecticut are working to curb opioid overuse and opioid-related deaths by integrating prescription drug data into health information exchanges (HIEs) and encouraging providers to closely monitor patient prescribing activity.
EHR Implementation Launch Increases Labor Costs For 6 Months
While launching a new EHR implementation may help to reduce hospital spending in the long run, new research suggests labor costs may actually increase for up to six months after healthcare organizations go live with a new system.