HIE News Round Up: New Bill to Improve Patient Data Access; EHR Usability Improvements; and the “All of Us” Data Collection Effort
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.
New Bill to Improve Patient Access to Health Information
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) recently introduced a bipartisan bill intended to give medical record clearinghouses the ability to improve patient access to health information.
Collaborating for EHR Usability Improvements, Patient Safety
A recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts addressed how collaborating for EHR usability improvements can benefit patient care and safety.
EHR Integration Remains Top Priority for CHIME CIOs in 2018
Thirty-eight percent of CHIME CIOs named optimizing EHR integration with other hospital systems as a top priority heading into 2018, according to a recent report.
Indian Health Service Requests Information for EHR Modernization
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently issued a request for information (RFI) for its upcoming EHR modernization in an effort to improve interoperability.
What Eligible Clinicians Should Expect from MIPS in 2018
After several discussions between policymakers, stakeholders, and clinicians throughout 2017, CMS released the final rule for the second year of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Major Measurement Issues Found in Emergency Department Patient Experience Data
According to a new study, there are major measurement issues in patient experience data collected from U.S. emergency departments, including high variability and limited construct validity, according to an analysis.
Researchers Gather Health Data For “All of Us”
NPR recently ran this story about how NIH is leading a major health data collection initiative to help mine for clues about health and disease.