HIE News Round Up: House Bill and Behavioral Health EHR Incentives; Future of Patient Health Records; and EHR Training in Medical Schools
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.
Bill Promoting Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes House
The House of Representatives recently passed 25 bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis, including one piece of legislation that establishes a demonstration program to test federal incentive payments for behavioral health EHR adoption.
CMS Urges EHR Integration of PDMP Data to Reduce Provider Burden
State Medicaid programs should improve EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to reduce provider burden and allow healthcare organizations to easily track patient information related to opioid use, according CMS.
Future of Patient Health Records is Not Merely Electronic
The future of electronic health record keeping is moving beyond a digital filing cabinet for patient records and becoming a system that considers the whole patient picture, according to Epic.
How Google, Microsoft, Apple Are Impacting EHR Use in Healthcare
Large technology companies are likely going to continue to affect EHR use in healthcare, especially as they file healthcare patents and develop innovative ways to improve patient care.
AMA Adopts Policy to Expand EHR Use Training in Med Schools
The AMA recently adopted a new policy to promote EHR use training in medical schools as part of an effort to reduce administrative burden associated with clinical documentation and ensure future physicians are adequately prepared to enter a digitized healthcare system.
Health IT Innovation Centered on the Physician-Patient Interface
Several efforts to put physicians and patients at the center of health IT innovation are currently underway at AMA.
Global Electronic Health Records (EHR) Market Analysis & Industry Forecast 2017-2023
The global EHR market was valued at $23,592 million in 2016, and is expected to reach $33,294 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5% from 2017 to 2023, according to this new study..