HIE News Round Up: Health Data Exchange Challenges; ONC and Health IT Certification; and the Rise of 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.
HIPAA, HITECH Still Limiting Health Data Exchange Innovation
The author of a new editorial on the Health Affairs Blog asserted that federal regulations HIPAA and HITECH— not EHR companies — are responsible for limiting interoperability improvements and obstructing health data exchange.
EHR Companies Deny Data Blocking, Defend Interoperability Fees
In response to the recent Health Affairs Blog post, the EHR Association (EHRA) fired back in an effort to refute the claims of this “inflammatory” post.
Provider Burden is the Focus of ONC Health IT Certification Update
The ONC is aiming to reduce the burden of the health IT certification program by allowing self-declaration for certain certification criteria and exercising discretion in randomized surveillance requirements.
Medicare Data Helps ID High-Risk Populations in Natural Disasters
During natural disasters such as hurricanes, Medicare claims data is highly effective for identifying those individuals who are dependent on life-maintaining medical and assistive equipment and are at risk from prolonged power outages.
How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Recent evidence suggests that EHR systems can improve chronic disease management to yield better patient health outcomes and reduce work for clinicians in the long run.
Healthcare Data-Flow Of The Future Will Be Fluid, Proactive, And Personalized
The individual parts of the healthcare system of the future are here, but it will take forward-thinking innovators to bring those pieces together into a new paradigm, according to Dr. Daniel Kraft, Chair of Medicine for Singularity University.
Henry Ford Health System’s Health Data Exchange Fuels Next Gen ACO
Henry Ford Health System is connected with more than 1,200 hospitals across all 50 states, and shares more than 14 million patient records.
Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain
Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.