HIE News Round Up: ONC and Interoperability Challenges; NQF Interoperability Framework; and OCR Launches HIPAA Resource
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.
Experts Agree on HITECH’s Value But Diverge on ONC's New Role in Enhancing Interoperability
Some of the nation’s foremost health IT experts see HITECH’s value, but concede that the industry is facing entirely new challenges when it comes to EHR usability and interoperability.
NQF Framework Aims to Improve Interoperability Measurement
The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released a final report to assist in the measurement of healthcare interoperability meeting its definition under federal law.
OCR Launches HIPAA Resource
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has created the created the “Get It. Check It. Use It.” resource for patients to better understand how to use and access their healthcare records under HIPAA.
HHS Report: Majority of Skilled Nursing Facilities Use EHR
A new HHS report found that the majority skilled nursing facilities (64%) use an electronic health record, and nearly one-fifth (18%) use both an EHR and a state or regional health information organization.
Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR
Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of a new open source EHR data generator platform.
FHIR Connectathon to Target Consumer-Centered Data Exchange
The HL7 FHIR development community recently announced a new development program focused on consumer engagement, which will make it easier for patients to take control of their health data.
Petaluma Health Center Mines Health Records to Improve Patient Health
The Petaluma Health Center is a prime example of a healthcare facility that is very data driven, and mines patient health records on a daily basis.