HIE News Round Up: Health Data Exchange Savings; ONC and HIE Integration; and Providers Spend Too Much Time on EHR Data Entry
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.
Health Data Exchange Could Save Medicare $3.12 Billion a Year
An integrated national health data exchange system could reduce Medicare spending by more than $3 billion each year by enhancing coordinated care and fostering more effective population health management programs, according to a new study.
House Subcommittee Okays Bill to Reduce Provider EHR Use Burden
The House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee approved legislation to remove a requirement from the HITECH Act that increases the stringency of meaningful use standards for EHR use overtime.
ONC Pushes Public Health Agencies to Improve HIE Integration
An ONC resource on how public health agencies utilize health information exchange (HIE) integration contains best practices and insights using interviews from public health agencies in 16 jurisdictions.
Primary Care Doctors Spending 6 Hours Daily on EHR Data Entry
A new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA) found primary care physicians spend almost six hours on EHR data entry during a typical workday.
Overcoming EHR Implementation Issues for Better HIT Infrastructure
Healthcare organizations are still in the midst of adjusting to new EHR implementation, and many entities are concerned that they aren’t seeing enough of an ROI.
EHR Clinical Data Best for Measuring Sepsis Rates
A new study questions the use of claims data for sepsis surveillance and concluded that clinical surveillance using EHR data provides more objective estimates of sepsis incidence and outcomes.
Providers and Payers Both Win When They Share Population Health Data
According to this recent Healthcare Finance article, insurers provide the broader view on claims while hospitals have the deeper information on patient care through electronic medical records – a “win” for everyone.