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.
HIMSS: Stark Law Hinders Care Coordination, Health Data Exchange
The Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law, places unnecessary administrative burdens on providers while hindering care coordination and health data exchange, according to a letter from HIMSS to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
Boosting EHR Usability, Safety Throughout the EHR Life Cycle
A new report from AMA, Pew Charitable Trusts, and MedStar Health outlines recommendations on how stakeholders can improve EHR usability and safety throughout the entire EHR life cycle, as well as criteria for rigorous safety tests.
Could a New Interoperability Wrinkle Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenge?
Healthcare Informatics recently ran this analysis about the possibility of mandating providers to participate in health information exchange activities to stay in Medicare.
EHR System Costs Contributed to Bankruptcy at 3 MI Hospitals
A Tennessee-based healthcare company that owns three hospitals and several physician practices in Mississippi recently filed for bankruptcy in part due to costs associated with its EHR system.
Texas Health Honored for Advancing eCQM Collection, EHR Use
Texas Health Resources has been named a 2018 Pioneer in Quality Expert Contributor by the Joint Commission for advancing electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) collection and use.
SHIEC Advances Interoperability During 4th Annual Conference in Atlanta
SHIEC recently issued this press release that highlights all key awards and milestones from its recent annual conference in Atlanta.
RosettaHealth Spotlighted at SHIEC 2018
Healthcare NOW Radio interviewed Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, at SHIEC 2018. Listen to the full segment here.