HIE News Round Up: DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Standards; ONC and Health Data Access; and Patient Portal Usage
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.
DirectTrust Working to Develop Health Data Exchange Standards
DirectTrust furthered its efforts to develop health data exchange standards using Direct exchange and trust frameworks by earning accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ONC: Hospitals Provide Health Data Access, But Many Don’t Use It
Nearly all hospitals provided patients with the ability to electronically view and download their health information in 2017, but fewer than one-quarter of their patients activated access to their patient portal, according to the ONC.
Less Than Half of Patients Can Access Hospital EHR Data Using APIs
While promoting the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) is a top priority among healthcare industry stakeholders, less than 40 percent of hospitals allowed patients to access their EHR data through APIs as of 2017.
Providers Faxing Patient Health Records After WA HIE Shuts Down
Healthcare providers throughout the State of Washington must resort to faxing patient health records after the region’s HIE ceased operations.
Patient Portal Adoption Tops 90 Percent, Patient Registrations Lag
Nearly all hospitals now offer patient portal access, but patients are still reticent to use the tools, according to a new issue brief from the ONC.
Texas Health System Will Launch New Epic EHR System
Texas-based United Regional Health Care System (URHCS) will soon go live with a new Epic EHR system as part of an effort to streamline health data access and exchange for patients and providers.
Data Scientists in High Demand for Healthcare Providers, Payers
Healthcare providers and payers are competing furiously with health IT vendors to secure experienced data scientists and machine learning experts in a highly competitive job market, according to a new study.
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