HIE News Round Up: More ONC Interoperability Rule Feedback; Cerner App Challenge; and Electronic Health Records and Errors
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.
Former ONC Officials Strongly Support Proposed Interoperability Rule
Former National Coordinators recently penned a letter to current National Coordinator Donald Rucker, MD, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma stating their approval of the proposed rules and their expectation that TEFCA will help to advance interoperability industry-wide.
HIMSS Warns Aspects of ONC Interoperability Rule Limit Innovation
In public comments submitted to ONC, HIMSS warned parts of the federal agency’s proposed interoperability rule may negatively affect health IT innovation by creating a complex fee structure that increases administrative burden on technology developers.
AMIA: CMS is ‘Too Aggressive’ on API Timeline for Health Plans
The American Medical Informatics Association is warning the federal government to go slow in requiring federally funded health plans to use open application programming interfaces.
Cerner App Challenge Seeks Ways to Boost Patient Access to EHRs
Cerner Corporation recently announced the launch of its 2019 code App Challenge, which prompts developers to innovate new ways to help patients easily access and understand their own EHR data.
AHRQ Awards Grant to U of Iowa to Research Health Data Exchange
A team of researchers spearheaded by faculty at the University of Iowa College of Public Health recently earned a research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to analyze patterns of health data exchange between providers.
Do Electronic Health Records Cause Patient Mixups?
A new study published in JAMA found that the risk of wrong-patient orders was similar whether providers were allowed to have just one patient record open or multiple patient records open at the same time.
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