HIE News Round Up: MyHealthEData Makes Waves at HIMSS18; Google and EHR Adoption; and VA Launches App Builder Program
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.
MyHealthEData Initiative to Improve EHR Patient Data Access
CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently announced a new initiative from the Trump Administration -- MyHealthEData -- designed to improve EHR patient data access.
EHR Adoption, Interoperability Brought Google Back to Healthcare
Widespread EHR adoption attracted the likes of Google to return to healthcare and help the industry in its adoption of new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
AHA, HIMSS Support CMS Plans for Meaningful Use, MyHealthEData
HIMSS and AHA voiced support for CMS after the federal agency revealed plans to overhaul meaningful use requirements as part of the EHR Incentive Programs and to promote patient EHR access through the Trump Administration’s MyHealthEData initiative.
VA Launches Platform For Developers to Build Apps for Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a beta version of its cloud-based application programming interface management platform that will provide commercial software developers with access to tools for building mobile and web apps on a standard set of APIs.
93 Percent of Hospitals Allow Online Patient Access to EHRs
Ninety-three percent of surveyed hospitals and health systems allow patient access to EHRs, according to a recent report from the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Cerner, NextGen Healthcare Expand Breadth of Health IT Solutions
Cerner and NextGen Healthcare have recently made efforts to further expand their health IT solution offerings beyond EHR systems.
Pilot to Recruit Patients to Share EHR Data with Researchers
A pilot leveraging HL7’s emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and OAuth 2.0 security profiles to enable patients to access their electronic health record data and share it with researchers will get underway later this month.