HIE News Round Up: ONC Guidelines and APIs; CONNECT Interoperability Project News; and Healthcare Data’s Moment of Lift
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.
Pew: Congress Should Adopt ONC Guidelines for Cures API Mandates
Congress should adopt the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) guidelines for adopting application programming interfaces (APIs) into health data and EHR use, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.
CONNECT Interoperability Project Shifting to the Private Sector
The CONNECT project, an open source project that aims to increase interoperability among organizations, is transitioning from federal stewardship to the private sector and will soon be available to everyone.
Verification Program Tests Interoperability of Technology Solutions
The Center for Medical Interoperability (the Center) has announced the launch of C4MI Verified, a testing program that determines compliance with selected interoperability standards.
AHA Urges Senate Appropriators to Support Unique Patient ID Research
The American Hospital Association has called on leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to overturn a 20-year prohibition on using federal funding for a unique patient identifier to address the widespread problem of misidentification.
EHRA Expresses Concern with Senate Committee on Finance Over PDPRA
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) voiced their concerns about the Senate Finance Committee for their efforts, or lack thereof, to promote price transparency and reduce costs for prescription drugs, regarding the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019.
Pentagon’s New Electronic Health Records System Deployed to Second Wave of Bases
The second wave of military medical facilities have adopted the Pentagon’s enterprise electronic health records system, MHS GENESIS, expanding the program to four more bases in the Western United States.
Healthcare Data’s Moment of Lift
The unlocking of patient data is leading us to a future when health care will be a vastly improved experience with superior outcomes, according to this recent CIO Magazine opinion piece.
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