HIE News Round Up: EHRs and Digital Divide; Meaningful Use and Small Practices; and VA Funding for New EHR
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.
Digital Divide for Electronic Health Records Worth Investigating, Researcher Says
According to a recent presentation at the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association’s annual meeting, hospitals with fewer resources are less likely to use the advanced functions of EHRs for measuring performance and engaging patients.
How Meaningful Use Requirements Hurt the Small Specialty Practice
Small practices struggle to stay afloat in the face of administrative burden and financial strain imposed by meaningful use.
AMA CEO Outlines Problems with EHR Use, Clinical Data
Stakeholders should turn their focus to organizing and presenting EHR data in a meaningful way to allow for more efficient patient care delivery, accordingto American Medical Association (AMA) Executive Vice President & CEO James Madara, MD.
Few Providers Satisfied with EHR System Success in QPP
On average, only 38 percent of providers are satisfied with their EHR systems’ ability to meet the requirements of the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), according to the State of QPP Preparedness Industry Report.
Shulkin Requests $728 Million in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation
VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation.
Post-Acute Care EHR Adoption, Health Data Exchange Lags Behind
Inpatient post-acute care organizations lag significantly behind other healthcare settings in EHR adoption and health data exchange, according to a recent Black Book survey of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers.
1.3M Veterans Opt Into Health Data Exchange with Private Sector
More than 1.3 million veterans have opted in to allow the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to participate in health data exchange for improved care coordination with providers in the private sector.