HIE News Round Up: EHR Data Interoperability is a Mess; VA and Cerner Sign Deal; and Patient Medical Record Access Issues
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.
Why EHR Data Interoperability is Such a Mess
Hospitals have a complex web of electronic health record vendors but once data sharing broadens it will open the door to innovation.
VA Officially Signs With Cerner On EHR Modernization Project
After several months of delays, the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner have reached an agreement for the VA's new electronic health record system.
GAO: Patient Access To Medical Records Remains a Challenge
Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health records by providers, patients continue to face challenges in accessing their healthcare information, according to a new audit by the Government Accountability Office.
Interoperability Key in EHNAC Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program
WEDI, SAFE-BioPharma Association, LLC, eHI, and eP3 Foundation are collaborating with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) to launch a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP).
CMS Accepting New Promoting Interoperability Measure Proposals
CMS recently announced it is accepting proposals for new measures stakeholders would like to see included in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) program.
MI Health Information Exchange Joins Opioid Research Project
Michigan health information exchange (HIE) Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) will assist in a University of Michigan project centered on researching the scope and impact of the opioid crisis.
Stigmatizing Language in Patient EHRs Influences Clinician Bias
Stigmatizing language used in patient EHRs can potentially influence the attitudes of physicians-in-training with regard to patient, possibly impacting physicians’ medication prescribing behavior, according to a new study.