HIE News Round Up: ONC and SHIEC 2018; DirectTrust and Future of Health Data Exchange; and Open Medical Records
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.
At the SHIEC Annual Conference, National Coordinator Rucker Offers a Cautious Opening Keynote
At SHIEC 2018, Donald Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, delivered the opening keynote address, under the title, “Reshaping U.S. Healthcare: A Progress Report on Improving Interoperability and Usability of Clinical Information.”
Lawmakers Pressure ONC to Release Information Blocking Rule
Members of the U.S. Senate are turning up the heat on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to release its long-awaited proposed rule on information blocking.
DirectTrust's Kibbe on the Future of Health Info Exchange
Although the outlook for advancing interoperable, secure national health information exchange is promising, many significant challenges still must be overcome, according to David Kibbe, M.D., founding president and outgoing CEO of DirectTrust
ONC issues RFI for Electronic Health Record Reporting Program
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants public input on criteria that would be used to craft certification criteria for electronic health records.
Patient, Physician Satisfaction with EHR Systems Remains Low
Patient and provider satisfaction with EHR systems remains lacking despite improvements in health data availability, access, and exchange.
Open Medical Records Can Spur Frank Talk Between Doctors and Patients
Here’s an NPR story about the value that open medical records can have for both providers and patients.