HIE News Round Up: MIPS and Federal Incentives; Congress Seeks Better Data Sharing; and Google Ramps Up Healthcare Presence
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.
93 Percent of MIPS Eligible Clinicians Earned Federal Incentives in 2017
Ninety-three percent of eligible clinicians that participated in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) earned positive payment adjustments for their performance in 2017.
Congress Seeks Better Data Sharing to Trim Maternal Mortality
Lawmakers are trying address a deficiency of data when it comes to understanding an alarming spike in U.S. maternal mortality by enabling states to participate in nationwide information sharing.
New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers
FDA recently launched a new app designed to allow researchers to easily collect real-world evidence in the form of EHR patient data, claims and billing information, and patient-generated health data through patients’ mobile devices.
Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities
As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management initiatives.
EHR Usability Challenges Threaten Patient Safety in Pediatric Care
Problems with EHR usability can pose a threat to patient safety in pediatric care, particularly during medication prescribing, according to a new study.
Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide
Epic EHR is currently dominating the worldwide EHR market in overall user experience, with nearly 90 percent of all surveyed international users reporting high rates of provider satisfaction, according to KLAS.
Feinberg Leaving Geisinger to Head Health Initiatives At Google
David Feinberg, MD, president and CEO of Geisinger, is leaving the integrated health services organization to lead Google’s expanding healthcare initiatives. Feinberg is joining Google as the technology giant continues to ramp up its presence in the healthcare market.
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