HIE News Round Up: New ONC Guide for MyHealthEData; Users Want to Keep VistA; and State Department EHR RFI
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 ONC Guide Supports MyHealthEData, EHR Patient Data Access
ONC recently released a new online resource titled “ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records” intended to assist patients and caregivers in more easily accessing EHR patient data per provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Trump Administration’s MyHealthEData initiative.
Users Say VA Officials Should Keep Vista EHR, Not Sign with Cerner
Healthcare IT News recently polled its readers about what they thought should come next for the VA’s EHR plan and the majority of users want to keep, and improve, the agency's software.
NQF Advises CMS Align Quality Measures, Cut Administrative Burden
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) recently provided recommendations to CMS on ways to align clinical quality measures and reduce administrative burden associated with federal reporting for providers in long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) settings.
EHR Use Ineffective in Improving Heart Failure Health Outcomes
Despite early promises that EHR use could assist in reducing hospital readmissions and boosting care quality, a new study found that EHR use has been largely ineffective in improving health outcomes for patients with heart failure.
EHR-Integrated Tools Help Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Care
A quality improvement program combining EHR-integrated tools and patient engagement strategies can significantly improve quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease, according new research.
Department of State Issues RFI for New EHR Implementation
The US Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Medical Services (MED) recently issued a request for information (RFI) to identify potential health IT companies capable of meeting the department’s needs for a new EHR implementation.
Baystate Health Adds Medical Images To Portal Information
Baystate Health System is one of the first healthcare organizations to leverage technology to offer patients quick access to their medical images simply by visiting its patient portal.