HIE News Round Up: ONC and Information Blocking; DirectTrust Use Jumps 49 Percent; and CMS and Interoperability Experiences
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.Information Blocking and Health Data Exchange Challenges Addressed on Capitol Hill
Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing about how the 21st Century Cures Act should be a driver for making electronic health records data more available to patients and providers.
Arizona Changes Medical Records Law to Ensure Patient Access
A new law in Arizona requires medical providers that shut down to transfer health records back to patients or to an entity such as the statewide health information exchange.
Health Data Exchange Jumps 49 Percent Among Direct Messaging Users
Health data exchange increased by almost 50 percent among DirectTrust participants in the first quarter of 2019, representing record growth for the Direct network.
Organizations See 878 Percent Health Data Growth Rate Since 2016
Healthcare organizations have seen an explosive health data growth rate of 878 percent since 2016, reaching 8.41 petabytes (PB) on average in 2018, according statistics compiled by Dell EMC.
CMS Launches Campaign to Share People's Experiences with Health Data Interoperability
CMS Administrator Seema Verma kicked off a campaign on Twitter to encourage people to share their personal experiences with health information interoperability.
California HIE Receives $4.9M Grant to Connect to EMS Services
California’s health information exchange (HIE), Manifest MedEx, recently received a $4.9 million grant from the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to enable interoperability with EMS ambulances, hospitals, and other first responders.
ConnectVirginia HIE Helps to Reduce Opioid-Related Fatalities
Opioid-related fatalities have declined in Virginia for the first time in six years after the state launched its Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) program with help from the ConnectVirginia health information exchange (HIE.).
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