HIE News Round Up: ONC, APIs and Health Data Exchange; CMS Data Elements Library; and Benefits and Challenges of HIE Use
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.
ONC Views APIs as Key to Health Data Exchange, Interoperability
APIs that allow disparate applications to connect with one another, will continue to be an important tool for increasing health data exchange, said National Coordinator Dr. Don Rucker.
CMS Unveils New “Data Element Library” to Support Interoperability for Post-Acute Care
CMS has announced what it calls the Data Element Library, aimed to help advance electronic health record interoperability in long-term and post-acute care settings.
ONC Drafting Strategy to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers
ONC will work with CMS to develop a strategy to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of a larger plan to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act over the next few years.
HealthlinkNY Incentivizing Healthcare Orgs to Engage in HIE Use
HealthlinkNY has secured connection funding and is currently offering New York-based healthcare organizations up to $89,000 to engage in health information exchange (HIE) use until September 30, 2018.
House to Form VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight Panel
House representatives recently announced plans to form an oversight panel to ensure the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR implementation goes smoothly.
AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs.
What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?
The push for nationwide interoperability and improved health data exchange have increased HIE use, which can create advantages and difficulties for providers.