HIE News Round Up: EHRs and Hurricane Harvey; AHA Wants to End Meaningful Use; and Digital Divide and EHR 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.
Electronic Health Records Rise Above Harvey's Floodwaters
The widespread adoption of EHRs in the greater Houston area has helped local healthcare providers continue to support displaced patients and providers in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's destruction.
AHA Wants Congress to End Meaningful Use, Tweak Privacy Laws and Refocus ONC
In a recent letter to Congress, the American Hospital Association listed more than 40 areas in which lawmakers could provide regulatory relief – including delaying Meaningful Use indefinitely -- to the nation’s hospitals.
Study Shows Meaningful Use Spurred Hospital EHR Adoption
A recent study shows that HITECH Act’s Meaningful Use incentive program spurred a big surge in hospital EHR adoption.
Digital Divide Widening in Hospital EHR Deployments, Report Says
Small, rural and safety-net organizations could do better using their IT systems for performance management and patient engagement, according to a new study.
CHIME Backs DirectTrust Health Data Exchange, Announces Collaboration
CHIME will work with DirectTrust to advocate the deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange network as the universal common electronic interface for health information exchange.
NY HIE Seeks HITRUST Certification for Health Data Exchange
HealtheConnections is working to achieve HITRUST Certification in accordance with the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) to improve secure health data exchange for the 11 counties of central New York.
HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability
Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide.