HIE News Round Up: HealtHIE Nevada and RosettaHealth News; Trusted Network Accreditation Program; and Social Determinants of Health Data Sharing
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.
Nevada HIE Launches New Health IT Tool to Boost Interoperability
As highlighted in this recent EHR Intelligence article, HealtHIE Nevada is teaming up with RosettaHealth to enhance interoperability and improve connectivity between provider EHR systems.
5 Industry Groups Form Initiative to Aid Interoperability
Five healthcare industry stakeholders have joined to establish a new Trusted Network Accreditation Program to boost health data interoperability.
Interoperability Improvements Stagnated Between 2015 and 2017
Interoperability among office-based physicians improved very little from 2015 to 2017, with only about ten percent of physicians reporting the ability to send, receive, query, and integrate patient health data into their EHR systems, according to the ONC.
EHR Alerts Help to Increase Prescriptions of Preventive Therapy
EHR alerts may be more effective in encouraging providers to prescribe preventive therapy than educating providers on the value of preventive therapies, according to a 2019 study by researchers at Penn Medicine.
Social Determinants of Health Data Deemed Most Difficult to Share
Social determinants of health data and behavioral health data are the most difficult types of information to share through health information exchanges (HIEs), according to a recent eHealth Initiative survey.
OIG: Health IT Brings Both Benefits, Challenges to Medicare ACOs
Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools, according to the HHS Office of Inspector General.
Intermountain Healthcare Creates EHR-Integrated Predictive Tool
Intermountain Healthcare recently tested the effectiveness of its newly developed Summit Score tool, an EHR-integrated risk calculator, and found the tool serves as a more accurate way to predict clinical health outcomes for respiratory patients.
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