HIE News Round Up: ONC Health IT Certification; VA and Cerner Contract; and CMS Updates MIPS Tool
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.
Forthcoming ONC Health IT Certification Rule Will Support TEFCA
ONC recently announced the development of a new proposed rule that would update the Health IT Certification Program to support voluntary attestation to the adoption of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).
VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day
Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, according to a recent VA subcommittee hearing.
Health Information Exchange Hindered by Patient Matching Issues
Clarifying the unique patient identifier to enable patient matching is critical to ensure the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, and the federal government must take strides to aid the private sector in these efforts, a group of stakeholders maintained in a letter to Congress.
eHealth Exchange Set to Join Carequality Interoperability Framework
The eHealth Exchange and Carequality will soon be two distinct subsidiaries under the Sequoia Project, with the former joining the Carequality interoperability framework later this year.
CMS Updates 2018 MIPS Participation Status Lookup Tool
Clinicians can now look up their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation status through a simplified online lookup tool, CMS officials recently announced.
Outdated Regulatory Requirements Key Physician Burnout Cause
Regulatory reform allowing clinicians to cut down on their documentation requirements would improve accuracy, enable better use for research, and help cut down on overall physician burnout, according to a new study.
Telehealth Use on Rise for Behavioral Health
Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation, according to this recent Healthcare IT News article.