HIE News Round Up: Information Blocking and EHR Usability; CMS and Price Transparency; and UnitedHealth Launching an EHR
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.
How Information Blocking Regulations Can Promote EHR Usability
Further transparency in EHR testing and development is imperative to improving EHR usability and reducing patient harm associated with EHR use, according to AMA and Medstar.
CMS Doubles Down on Medicare Price Transparency Efforts
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, wants healthcare providers to improve their cost transparency as patients need to know the price they will pay for their treatments.
ONC Names Winners of EHR Innovation Challenge for Safety Reporting
ONC recently selected three winners of its EHR innovation challenge seeking health IT solutions to ease EHR safety reporting for providers and reduce administrative burden.
HHS Pledges to Reduce Health IT Regulatory Burdens on Clinicians
HHS recently issued a draft strategy -- required by the 21st Century Cures Act -- to reduce administrative and regulatory burdens on doctors.
NC Department of Health Enabling EHR Integration of PDMP Data
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is taking steps to promote safer prescribing practices across the state by enabling EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data.
Hixny NY Health Information Exchange Earns HITRUST Certification
Hixny recently became the first health information exchange (HIE) in New York to earn HITRUST CSF certification on Version 9.1 for patient information security to fulfill the aims of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) 2020 roadmap.
UnitedHealth Plans To Launch Electronic Health Record In 2019
UnitedHealth discussed plans to launch a personalized electronic health record (EHR) system for its 50 million beneficiaries by the end of 2019.
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