HIE News Round Up: Health Data Interoperability; CMS Prioritizes HIT Innovation; and RosettaHealth MU3 Certification
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.
Are We Finally Ready for Health-Data Interoperability?
Bloomberg BNA recently offered these insights into the possibility of true health data interoperability in 2018.
CMS to Prioritize Health IT Innovation, Regulatory Relief
This year CMS will prioritize health IT innovation and regulatory relief for clinical documentation, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation
The VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized.
EHR Data Useful for Measuring Low-Value Clinical Service Overuse
EHR data can be useful for accurately measuring overused clinical services and low-value testing, according to a recent study.
GaHIN Awards $500K in Grants to Improve Health Data Exchange
The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) awarded a total of $500,000 in grants to its members in 2017 to help providers connect to the HIE and expand health data exchange statewide.
What if Patients Owned Their Own Records?
With electronic health records (EHRs) proving to be incompatible and interoperability still a long way off, some have suggested that moving ownership of patient records to the patient via a cloud-based portal or other universally accessible system might be the answer.
HIE Answers: RosettaHealth Platform Achieves Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) Certification
HIE Answers recently covered the RosettaHealth MU3 certification announcement -- allowing any hospital or Health Information Services Provider (HISP) to meet the new CMS information exchange attestation and objectives.