HIE News Round Up: ONC and Patient-Generated Health Data; HHS and Health IT Innovation; and EHR Challenges
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.
ONC Adds Patient-Generated Health Data to Patient Engagement Guide
The OMC has updated its Patient Engagement Playbook to include information about integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into patient care, the agency said in a public email announcement.
HHS Takes First Step to Spur Health IT Innovation, Investment
With many physicians and healthcare industry leaders raising complaints about the slow pace of health IT innovation, HHS is looking for new ways to drum up competition, funding, and ideas necessary for accelerated improvements.
40 Percent of Physicians See More EHR Challenges than Benefits
Over half of primary care physicians (PCPs) think that EHRs should be completely overhauled, with 40 percent stating that there are more EHR challenges than benefits, according to a new study.
Apple Health Records API Now Open to Health IT Innovators
A new Apple Health Records API allows health IT innovators and researchers to create apps that leverage health record data to improve medication management, nutrition plan development, disease diagnosis, and other clinical processes.
Additional EHR System Features, Interoperability Top 2018 Trends
There are five key areas that EHR vendors should focus on for the rest of the year to stay competitive, including focusing on specific EHR system features, the continued push for interoperability, and patient engagement needs, according to a new study.
HIMSS Suggests CMS Reduce Administrative Burden of eCQM Reporting
In a recent letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, HIMSS recommended several ways the federal agency can improve electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, implementation, and reporting to reduce administrative burden on providers and more accurately reflect the quality of care delivery.
Stronger Patient Data Access Improves Overall Care Process
Having a stronger patient data access process is often hailed as a way to improve patient care, but there can still be hesitancy in how much access should be given.