HIE News Round Up: ONC Trusted Exchange Framework Counterproductive; Secure Health Data Sharing Challenges; and SHIEC 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.
Interoperability Experts Take Aim at ONC Trusted Exchange Framework
A draft framework developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT meant to help achieve nationwide interoperability across disparate health information networks is counterproductive, according to prominent HIT experts.
CMS Unveils Interoperability, EHR Clinical Documentation Changes
CMS has released proposed rules for Medicare that would make good on its promises to promote interoperability, reduce administrative burdens for physicians, and expand patient data access capabilities.
Secure Healthcare Data Sharing Not a Priority for Some Workers
Some healthcare workers don’t follow best practices for secure healthcare data sharing, according to a new survey.
VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul
Last week, the Veterans Affairs Department announced the establishment of a special office to make sure the agency’s multibillion electronic health record digitization effort stays on track.
How to Create a Standardized Nationwide Patient Matching Strategy
A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry leaders.
SHIEC Establishes Social Determinants Committee
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) has established a Social Determinants Committee, with the core aim to help SHIEC better focus on identifying and linking social determinants of health (SDOH) data and best practices between societal sectors across the country.
Physician Burnout Rates Remain Low in Small, Independent Practices
Despite the rapid rise of physician burnout nationwide, burnout rates are relatively low among providers in small, urban, independent primary care practices comprising less than five physicians.