HIE News Round Up: EHRs and the Patient Experience; Kentucky Hospital Association and Health Data Exchange; and Medication Errors
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.
HHS to Hold Industry Summit to Improve Quality Programs
The Department of Health and Human Services is convening a discussion forum with healthcare stakeholders to create a roadmap for aligning and improving data reporting and quality measures.
EHR Use Plays Key Role in Boosting Patient Experience Among Execs
About 90 percent of healthcare industry executives in a recent survey reported leveraging EHR use as a key aspect of their initiatives to improve the patient experience, according to a new study.
EHR Data, Machine Learning Help Identify HIV PrEP Candidates
Researchers have developed a predictive model that harnesses EHR data to successfully identify patients at a high risk of contracting HIV who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment.
Algorithm Helps Docs See Cancer Patients’ Prognoses
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a computer algorithm that provides more accurate prognoses for cancer patients by integrating different types of predictive data.
Kentucky Hospitals Collaborate to Boost ED Health Data Exchange
The Anthem Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) a $250,000 grant to support the implementation of a health IT solution designed to streamline health data exchange between emergency department (ED) personnel and other providers.
HHS Grants MT Community Health Centers $520K for EHR Operations
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) recently helped Montana secure a $520,000 grant to alleviate the operating costs associated with running and maintaining EHR technology and other health IT at community health centers across the state.
Medication Errors Rank Among Most Common EHR-Related Issues
More than 30 percent of all EHR-related patient harm events cited in malpractice claims involve medication errors, according to a recent study.
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