HIE News Round Up: Few Hospitals Can Share Patient Records; CMS and Meaningful Use; and Healthcare Blockchain
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.
Few U.S. Hospitals Can Fully Share Electronic Medical Records
Less than one in three U.S. hospitals can find, send, and receive electronic medical records for patients who receive care somewhere else, a new study suggests.
CMS Moves Meaningful Use Attestation System to Secure Portal
CMS is moving the data reporting process from the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNET) to simplify meaningful use attestation for eligible hospitals.
Survey: Majority of Patients, Healthcare Pros Have Positive Perception of EHRs
The majority of both patients and healthcare providers view the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems positively, according to a recent survey.
Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability
Healthcare blockchain shows promise for EHR interoperability as interest in the technology continues to grow.
CAQH Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on Provider Data Roadmap
The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) has released a draft of its plan to improve provider data accuracy and issued a call for public comment.
5 Strategies Driving SHIN-NY Roadmap for Health Data Exchange
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and the New York State Department of Health released a health data exchange roadmap.
UHIN, Utah’s Statewide HIE, Pushes the Envelope on Interoperability
UHIN CEO Teresa Rivera shares her perspectives on the advances the HIE has been making and continues to make in this recent Healthcare Informatics article.
Algorithm Scans Medical Records for Higher Parkinson’s Risk
Researchers have developed an algorithm that could check patients’ medical histories to find signs of increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and alert doctors to evaluate patients at greater risk.