HIE News Round Up: ONC Health IT Strategic Plan and Interop Standards; Digital Faxing; and Indiana HIE News
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 Health IT Strategic Plan Calls for Patient Data Access
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have released the 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, placing a big focus on patient data access, shopping for case, and health management.
Interoperability Standards Advisory Adds 6 Key Updates
After receiving feedback from stakeholders, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) made updates across the sixth edition of the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA).
EHR Data, Claims Data Can Successfully Predict Hospitalizations
Predictive tools using EHR data, claims data, and combined data all possessed similar predictive value when identifying potential hospitalizations in a six month period, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care.
The Health IT Special Issue: Enduring Barriers to Adoption and Innovative Predictive Methods
Electronic health record systems have the potential to significantly improve care coordination and, ultimately, clinical care delivery. Still, it is clear that these systems are not silver bullets that will automatically result in better coordination of care and quality, according to a recent American Journal of Managed Care report.
Better Technical Services Needed to Improve EHR User Satisfaction
Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey.
Digital Faxing Machines May Cut Costs, Solve Interoperability Issues
Digital fax machines could eliminate paper fax machines, while also improving interoperability and data sharing at health systems, according to a recent KLAS report.
Indiana HIE CEO Reappointed to National HIT Advisory Committee
Last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made three new appointments and four reappointments to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), which included John Kansky, President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange.
To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.