HIE News Round Up: VA EHR Modernization to Drive Fed Health IT Growth; Sequoia Project and Disaster Data Sharing; and Mobile Health Records Update
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.
VA, DoD EHR Modernization to Drive Federal Health IT Growth
Over the next five years, growth in federal health IT will primarily be driven by investments at VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) for EHR modernization efforts, according to a new Deltek report.
Duplicate Patient EHRs Cost Hospitals $1,950 Per Inpatient Stay
Duplicate patient EHRs cost hospitals an average of $1,950 per patient per inpatient stay, according to a 2018 Black Book survey about the use and value of enterprise master patient index (EMPI) solutions.
Coast Guard to Join DoD MHS GENESIS Contract, Implement Cerner HER
The Coast Guard recently announced it will adopt the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system by joining the federal agency’s existing $4.3 billion contract with Leidos and Cerner EHR.
DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System
Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system.
50 Percent of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use
Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or extremely satisfied with their access to patient information, according to a new survey.
Sequoia Project Starts Program to Share Patient Data During Disasters
A new initiative from the Sequoia Project, working with multiple healthcare industry stakeholders, aims to get electronic health records to emergency medical professionals and healthcare providers, regardless of where patients and evacuees are being treated when a disaster strikes.
Mobile Personal Health Record Utilization Remains Low, But Has Potential in Patient Monitoring
Accessing personal health records (PHRs) through mobile health apps could improve patient monitoring for chronic diseases, but utilization of mobile PHRs (mPHRs) remains low.