HIE News Round Up: MU Costing Providers Billions; DirectTrust to Reach 170 Million Transactions; and HIT and Blockchain
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.
Meaningful Use, Regulatory Burden Costing Providers Billions
A new study by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found regulatory burden imposed by federal programs, including meaningful use, costs health systems and post-acute care (PAC) providers nearly $39 billion a year.
DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Likely to Hit 170M Transactions
DirectTrust expects to reach 170 million cumulative health data exchange transactions for 2017 following a period of continued steady growth in users, addresses, and transactions in the third quarter of the year.
EHR System Tech Support Greatly Impacts Patient Care Delivery
Health IT companies that do not offer clinically-based EHR system tech support, either internally or through an outsourced support firm, have far less opportunities to positively affect patient care through EHR use, a new Black Book survey found.
VA to Complete Cerner EHR Implementation in 7 to 8 Years
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fully complete the Cerner EHR implementation and transition all VA patient health records to the new system in seven to eight years, according to new testimony from VA Secretary David A. Shulkin, MD .
New Study to Evaluate How Health Information Exchange Impacts Emergency Departments
Under a two-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Regenstrief Institute is conducting the first study of health information exchange utilization in emergency departments at multiple institutions to determine whether it improves patient outcomes over time.
CDC, IBM Watson Health to Explore Medical Blockchain Applications
The Centers for Disease Control and IBM Watson Health will conduct joint research into blockchain technology’s potential to deliver advances in the medical field.
HIE Use Cuts Costs, Increases Productivity in STI Treatment
Health information exchange (HIE) use can lead to cost savings and increased productivity in sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and management, according to a new study.