HIE News Round Up: Interoperability Grade; ONC and 21st Century Cures Act; and EHR Mistakes
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.
National Coordinator for HIT Gives Country C- Grade on Interoperability
Health information exchange nationwide has been patchy at best, according to National Coordinator for HIT Donald Rucker, MD, who gives the country a C-minus grade when it comes to interoperability.
Which Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act Has ONC Implemented?
While the ONC has not yet implemented all provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, the federal agency has made progress.
VA Launches Its First Health API Based on FHIR Standard
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its first health application-programming interface based on HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard.
EHR Alerts Reduce Overuse of Cardiac Monitoring, Cut Costs
EHR alerts can be helpful for reducing unnecessary use of cardiac monitoring and cutting excess hospital spending, according to new research.
Minnesota Enables EHR Integration of PDMP Data for Safe Prescribing
Healthcare providers and prescribers across Minnesota now have the opportunity to leverage EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to make safer prescribing decisions.
Nearly 70 Percent of Physicians Suffering Stress Related to Health IT Use
Almost 70 percent of physicians who use EHR technology during patient care delivery have experienced stress as a result of the demands of health IT use, according to a recent study.
Electronic Health Records Often Have Mistakes — And They Can Be Hard To Fix
NBC News recently ran this segment about how mistakes in electronic health records have become very common, and are also very difficult to fix.
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