HIE News Round Up: ONC and Information Blocking; Paperless Healthcare System; and IMAT Recognized by Gartner
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 Rule Difficult For ONC to Sort Out
Without health IT interoperability, the country will not be able to achieve patient-centered care and build a healthcare system that delivers value, according to National Coordinator for HIT Don Rucker, MD.
CMS Administrator Verma Pushes Paperless Healthcare System by 2020
CMS Administrator Seema Verma has challenged health IT developers to enable a fax-free healthcare system by 2020.
AMIA Says Draft Federal Data Strategy Will Improve Information Sharing, Analytics
The American Medical Informatics Association has voiced its support for the draft Federal Data Strategy, noting that if properly deployed it could improve information sharing and analytics for healthcare research and more.
Governors Association Works with Eight States to Improve Health Data Sharing
Eight states are in the early stages of a collaboration with the National Governors Association that could enhance their ability to use and share health-care data enterprise-wide, ultimately improving operations and services to residents.
EHNAC TEFCA Accreditation Program to Promote Interoperability
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) recently collaborated with WEDI, eHI, eP3 Foundation, and several other healthcare organizations to establish a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to promote interoperability.
How New Federal Regulations Affect EHR Vendors, Health IT Innovation
The shift to a value-based care system is well underway as Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) approaches, and providers will need assistance from regulators and EHR vendors to fulfill reporting requirements without increased administrative burden.
IMAT Solutions Named a Sample Vendor in Gartner's Hype Cycle Report for U.S. Healthcare Payers, 2018
IMAT Solutions, a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, healthcare data management and population health reporting solutions, announced that it was included in two new Gartner reports: “Best Practices for Healthcare Provider CIOs to Select the Right Patient Data Interoperability Platform” and “Hype Cycle for U.S. Healthcare Payers, 2018.”