HIE News Round Up: Sequoia Project, DirectTrust and Others Comment on TEFCA; AHA and QHINs, and Health Data Exchange Rests with Coordinator
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.Sequoia Project Urges ONC to Avoid Disrupting HIEs Through TEFCA
In comments submitted to ONC, the Sequoia Project urged the federal agency to avoid unnecessarily disrupting or duplicating existing exchanges between HIEs and health information networks (HINs) in the TEFCA.
DirectTrust Urges ONC to Build on Existing Interoperability Networks
DirectTrust recommended ONC build on networks and frameworks within the health information exchange (HIE) marketplace that have already proven successful in the federal agency’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) in a recent comment letter.
Pew Suggests ONC Use TEFCA to Improve Patient Matching Accuracy
TEFCA should include policies that promote patient matching accuracy and support modern approaches to data extraction through application programming interfaces (APIs), according to comments submitted by Pew Charitable Trusts.
AHA Presses ONC to Require QHINs to Support FHIR in TEFCA Draft
AHA requested that ONC restore requirements mandating that Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) support FHIR, which were included in the first draft of TEFCA, but eliminated in later versions.
MedPAC Seeks Changes to Medicare Advantage, Star Ratings Metrics
MedPAC recommends reforming Medicare Advantage star rating metrics through peer-grouping methodology and budget-neutral funding.
American Heart Association Initiative Boosts EHR Data Access for EMS
The American Heart Association recently launched a new collaborative initiative intended to improve EHR data access for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, including first responders and telecommunication specialists.
Electronic Health Data Exchange Success Rests With Coordinator
The Trump administration’s goal of setting up seamless, national electronic health-data exchange by 2022 will rest largely on which nonprofit the government chooses to oversee its development, according to this Bloomberg Law article.
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