HIE News Round Up: ONC and EHR Documentation Rules; Bill to Pay Patients for Health Data; and Payers Focusing on Data Exchange at HIMSS19
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.
Payers to Focus on Price Transparency, Data Exchange at HIMSS19
Price transparency, data exchange strategies, and the challenges of addressing administrative burdens will be among the key discussion topics for payers at this year’s HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
AHA Says ONC, CMS Need to ‘Rethink’ EHR Documentation Rules
The American Hospital Association (AHA) wants ONC and CMS to “rethink” EHR documentation requirements and evaluate whether certain requirements should be eliminated rather than modified to make documentation more efficient for providers.
VA to Fast-Track Cerner Scheduling Software, Abandon Epic MASS
The decision to select the Cerner EHR platform at VA has led the federal agency to cancel its contract with Epic for scheduling software.
EHR Data to Provide Real-World Evidence for Clinical Trials
FDA has made decentralized clinical trials a priority, and EHR data is crucial to their success.
AMIA Calls for Strictly Clinical Documentation in Patient EHRs
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has offered a solution to regulatory and administrative burden — separate the clinical from the financial in EHR documentation.
Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Pay Patients for Health Data
As data becomes more valuable, and privacy seems increasingly elusive, state lawmakers in Oregon are starting a conversation about a new way to empower consumers.
Pew Suggests Boosting EHR Usability, API Use to Cut Clinician Burden
Improving EHR usability and promoting efficient application programming interface (API) use may help to cut down on regulatory burden on clinicians, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.
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