HIE News Round Up: Four Interoperability Pillars for 2020; Google Tests EHR Search Function; and Patient Photos on Health Records
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.
4 Interoperability Pillars Driving Data Access, Outcomes in 2020
As the calendar flips to 2020, patient-directed, patient data access, shared records, and most commonly, EHR-to-EHR are the four pillars of interoperability to examine.
VA Assures Lawmakers of March EHR Modernization Rollout Date
Lawmakers pressure the Department of Veteran Affairs for extensive training on new EHR system at recent hearing.
Google Tests EHR Search Functions, Addresses Data Privacy Concerns
Google is testing its new EHR search function, a tool that will allow medical providers to search within the medical record for specific information, the health tech giant recently revealed.
VA Looking Forward to Automatic Opt-Out HIE in Early 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing for the Veteran’s Health Information Exchange, VHIE, to become an opt-in health information exchange, the agency explained in a recent blog post.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Patient Care
Electronic health records do more than collect and store patient information. Increasingly, these records compute and communicate the data, providing insights that can make a difference in treatment.
Patient Photo on Health Record Curtails Medication Errors
The idea is simple — display a photo at the top of an electronic health record, visible at all times, alongside the patient's name, age, and medical record number — and physicians are less likely to make "wrong patient" medication errors.
There’s Power In Accessing Online Health Records. Why Don’t More Patients Do It?
Accessing your health records is easy on a smartphone or other device but new research shows many patients aren’t taking advantage of that option.
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