HIE News Round Up: HHS IT Modernization Need; Rethinking ACO Incentives; and HIE Progress with ONC Interoperability Rule
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.
GAO Calls HHS Health IT System High-Risk, Suggests EHR Modernization
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged HHS to modernize its 50 year-old health IT system in a report naming the ten federal legacy systems most in need of significant upgrades.
Health Policy Researchers’ Analysis: CMS Needs to Rethink ACO Incentives Under MSSP
A team of health policy researchers has analyzed the current set of financial incentives in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and is urging CMS officials to reorganize some of those incentives going forward.
CMS’ Push Will Lead to HIE Progress
CMS’ latest rule on interoperability and patient access needs some tweaking, but the proposals signify a big step forward in promoting interoperability, according to Valerie Grey, Executive Director for the New York eHealth Collaborative.
Nearly 70 Percent of Providers Say EHR Technology Improves Care Quality
New research study suggests that EHR technology may have a relatively positive reputation among healthcare professionals, with nearly 70 percent of surveyed providers reporting that EHR systems improve care quality.
MA Community Hospital Launches MEDITECH Web-Based EHR System
Massachusetts-based Lawrence General Hospital recently launched MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR system as part of an effort to improve clinical decision-making for providers and boost health data access.
eHealth Initiative Flags Problems in ONC Information Blocking Rules
In recently submitted public comments, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) suggested some aspects of ONC’s information blocking regulations included in the proposed interoperability rule are too broad, complex, and costly.
Epic, Humana Partner to Reduce Prescription Costs for Patients
Epic users now have access to Humana’s Real-Time Benefits Check (RTBC) tool through Epic’s e-prescribing workflow to help patients and providers select the most cost-efficient medications during treatment decisions.
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