HIE News Round Up: HHS Offers Second Draft of TEFCA; CMS and Post Acute Care; and EHR Data Supports Quality Improvement Efforts
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.
HHS Offers Second Draft of TEFCA, Extends Comment Period
HHS through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued a second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), among other steps to promote easier exchange of health information.
CMS Lays Out Post-Acute Care Data Requirements in Proposed Rule
CMS issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system for 2020. Under the rule, CMS is calling for new post-acute care data requirements as well as measures that assess the transfer of health information to providers and patients.
Most Hospitals Use EHR Data to Support Quality Improvement Efforts
Eighty-two percent of hospitals used EHR data to support quality improvement from 2015 to 2017, according to a recent ONC data brief.
EHR Use Dominates Nearly Half of Workday for Medical Interns
First-year internal medicine residents spend 43 percent of their day on average on EHR use, and ultimately spend more time in indirect patient care than interacting with patients, according to a new JAMA study.
Vermont Stakeholders Debate HIE Patient Consent Policy Change
Policymakers and the Vermont Medical Society have joined an ongoing debate spurred by Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) about whether the state should change their opt-in health information exchange (HIE) consent policy to an opt-out policy.
Microsoft To Shut Down Patient Medical Records Service HealthVault
Microsoft’s ambition to create its own web-based personal health record system will come to an end on November 20, when the company is officially pulling the plug on its HealthVault service and deleting user data stored on the platform.
Patient Data, Telemedicine Will Drive Health IT Growth in 2019
Seventy-eight percent of healthcare professionals expect health IT companies to "somewhat," or "significantly," increase by 2020, according to Venrock's 2019 Healthcare Prognosis report.
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