HIE News Round Up: EHRA and TEFCA; Google Patient Records Lawsuit; and Apple Health Records Expanded Availability
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.
EHRA Concerned Over Administrative Burden of TEFCA Implementation
The EHR Association recently expressed concern that ONC’s TEFCA may impose a significant amount of administrative burden on EHR developers and other stakeholders interested in participating in QHINs.
Apple Health Records Now Available to All US Providers with Compatible EHRs
Apple is opening the doors to its mobile Health Records feature even wider by allowing US health care organizations with compatible EHRs to self-register for the personal health record system.
Google and University of Chicago Sued Over Patient Records
A partnership between Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center aimed to improve predictive analysis in medicine. But a lawsuit filed by a patient says the alliance shared too much personal information.
mCODE Improves EHR Data Standardization for Cancer Research
MITRE Corporation, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and ASCO-owned CancerLinQ recently released a set of common cancer data standards and specifications in an effort to boost EHR data standardization and improve cancer data exchange.
VUMC Launches New Public Health, Informatics Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is creating a hub for developing and testing informatics to improve population health and bolster graduate education in public health informatics.
Standards Efforts Aim to Improve Ability to Exchange Images
Current work on standards aims to facilitate the exchange of images, or better integrate diagnostic patient views with other clinical systems, and more attention is enabling the integration of images into electronic medical records.
5 Ways to Ethically Use Social Determinants of Health Data
Organizations will have to adopt ethical standards in order to effectively collect and address individuals’ social determinants of health data, according to a group of stakeholders led by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) Foundation.
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