HIE News Round Up: HIE Use and Impact on Patient Outcomes in Emergency Departments; EHR Use and Ophthalmologists; and CMS Texting Rules
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.
Eligible Hospitals Must Use QNet for Meaningful Use Attestation
CMS recently issued a reminder that eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the EHR Incentive Programs must use the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet) to submit meaningful use attestations in 2018.
SHIEC Patient Centered Data Health Information Exchange Goes Live
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced the nationwide launch of health information exchange model Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH).
Study to Evaluate HIE Use and Impact on Patient Outcomes in the Emergency Departments
The Regenstrief Institute is conductingthe first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.
CMS Bans Use of Texting By Doctors to Place Medical Orders
In a recent memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has outlineda position that the texting of medical orders by physicians is not permissible.
EHR Adoption Rises, User Satisfaction Falls for Ophthalmologists
EHR adoption among ophthalmologists nearly doubled between 2006 and 2016, but user satisfaction with financial and clinical productivity has declined, according to a new study.
AHRQ Challenge to Enable EHR Integration of Patient Reported Data
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced plans to launch a challenge competition in fall of 2018 to develop health IT capable of enabling EHR integration of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data.
CMS Launches New Quality Payment Program Data Submission System
Eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) can now use a new system to submit 2017 performance data, which CMS recently announced.