HIE News Round Up: Senate Passes VA Mission Act; ONC and EHR Errors; and RosettaHealth Joins SHIEC
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.
Senate Passes VA Mission Act to Improve Health Data Exchange
The VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 — which includes policies meant to improve health data exchange between VA and the private sector — recently gained Congressional approval.
ONC Seeks Tools to Better Understand How and Why EHR Errors Happen
The ONC is seeking tools that will make it easier for doctors and nurses to flag any concerns they may have while using electronic health record technology (EHR).
How Health Data Exchange Prepares Clinicians for Care Challenges
In response to the health data access challenges inherent to natural disasters, the Sequoia Project assisted federal stakeholders in deploying the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) health IT platform.
How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange
Healthcare organizations leveraging DirectTrust can also use the FHIR standard for more seamless and secure health data exchange, DirectTrust explained in a recent webinar.
New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Here’s an interesting NY Times article about how lack of health data interoperability is hindering cancer research.
RosettaHealth Joins Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC)
Last week, RosettaHealth announced that it has joined Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs).