HIE News Round Up: HIT Standards and Data Blocking; NQF Quality Measures; and EHRs to Become More Intelligent
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.
Widespread Health IT Standards Use to End Information Blocking
David Kibbe, CEO and President of DirectTrust, argues that information blocking is a real threat to health data exchange; however, he does not believe EHR companies are restricting data flow maliciously.
Health IT Developers Collaborate for Health Data Exchange
Through its innovation hub, the American Medical Association (AMA) is assisting health IT innovators in developing a new health data exchange system.
NQF Promotes Use of Quality Measures to Improve Health Equity
The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a roadmap outlining ways to use quality measures to improve health equity nationwide.
Electronic Health Records to Become More Interoperable, Intelligent
The CEO of Epic Systems laid out the company's goals for the future during the company’s annual users group meeting last week.
The ABCs of FHIR: Reinventing Health IT Interoperability
Here’s a great primer on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR), the latest standard to be developed under HL7.
How Effective HIE Use Saves Money, Improves Health Outcomes
As more patients consent to participate in health data exchanges, providers gain new opportunities to save hospitals money.
How an EHR Upgrade Put a Rural Health System Back on Track
Here’s a case study about how Coteau des Prairies Health Care System in South Dakota, through an EHR upgrade, enhanced provider satisfaction and improved. population health capabilities.