HIE News Round Up: ONC and FHIR Implementations; Specialized EHRs Provide Value; and Two NY HIEs Partner
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 Releases Testing Suite to Ensure Consistent FHIR Implementations
The ONC has introduced a FHIR-based testing suite aimed at HIT developers. The agency is intending the testing tools to ensure that the emerging interoperability standard is being consistently implemented.
32 Percent of EHR Vendors Use FHIR to Meet 2015 Edition CEHRT Requirements
Nearly a third of EHR vendors are using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, according to the ONC.
Specialized EHR Systems Help Docs Collect, Share Valuable Insight
Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts of clinical data.
EHNAC Releases 2019 Electronic Data Exchange Accreditation Criteria
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has posted new versions of its accreditation criteria for public review.
Two New York HIEs Partner to Expand Health Data Exchange Services
HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections will team up to expand HIE use and improve health data exchange for New York providers.
61 Percent of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency
EHR systems continue to fall short of provider expectations and detract from the joys of practicing medicine, according to a new study.
American Hospitals Make It Too Hard For Patients to Access Medical Records
Many top hospitals in the United States are making it unduly confusing or expensive for patients to gain access to their own medical records, according to a Yale study.