HIE News Round Up: HHS and Secure Data Exchange; Physician Burnout; and AI and the Future of Health IT
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.
HIMSS Calls on HHS to Improve Secure Health Data Exchange
HIMSS recently called on HHS to assist providers in achieving nationwide secure health data exchange through promoting improved interoperability and standardization, among other aspects of exchange.
Cerner Releases Consumer-Facing EHR to Improve Interoperability
Cerner confirmed its commitment to improving interoperability at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference last week by offering a new consumer-directed patient EHR.
Western New York HIE Reaches 1 Million Patient Consents
HEALTHeLINK, the clinical information exchange connecting hospitals, physicians, and payers in Western New York, has secured more than 1 million uniquely consented patients.
Unsustainable Workloads Could Lead to Physician Burnout
An Athena Health survey found almost half of practicing physicians believe they will have trouble maintaining their workload in the long term.
Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020
Cerner President Zane Burke announced that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020.
Patient Access to Health Data, Patient Portal Use Increases
Patient access to health data is becoming a lot easier, but according to experts from AHIMA there is still some work to be done.
The Use of AI Will Transform Patient Outcomes, Report Finds
A recent report by Juniper Research stated that not only will AI transform and shape the role in which digitization will play within healthcare sector, the total spending on CAD (computer aided diagnosis) systems will reach $800.7 million by 2022.