HIE News Round Up: ONC TEFCA Differing Opinions; Apple to Succeed with Medical Records; and HIMSS 2018 News Summary
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 Data Exchange Framework Draws Differing Opinions
As the public comment period for the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft comes to a close, stakeholders are revealing differences in opinion about the framework’s approach to health data exchange.
DirectTrust Seeks Changes to ONC Health Data Exchange Framework
DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, recently requested ONC include mention of the Direct or push model of health data exchange in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).
Health IT Experts Believe Apple Will Succeed with Medical Records
Apple's move into patient health records "portends great things for consumers," despite a similar — and unsuccessful — initiative Google launched a decade ago, according to this recent Wired guest article.
Improving EHR Integration, Interoperability May Curb Opioid Abuse
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently recommended federal agencies improve interoperability and EHR integration with prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help curb the opioid epidemic.
ONC Approves NCQA Testing Lab for Health IT Certification
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eMeasure testing lab has been approved by ONC as an Authorized Testing Lab (ONC-ATL).
DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, to Step Down
DirectTrust recently announced that founding President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, will step down at the end of 2018.
RosettaHealth Showcases Power of “Community” in Breaking Down Health Data Exchange Barriers at HIMSS 2018
RosettaHealth announced that it will be hosting a “community” of organizations making true strides in breaking down health data exchange barriers at HIMSS 2018.
RosettaHealth Big Data HealthBus Platform Transports Over 11 Million Electronic Health Records Via Direct in Q3 2017
RosettaHealth also announced that nearly 25 percent of the 46 million DirectTrust network transactions in Q3 2017 were transited on its health data exchange platform.