HIE News Round Up: U.S. Lags in Health Information Exchange; CommonWell Announces New Director; and VA Patient Portal Success
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.
U.S. Lags in Health Information Exchange
Primary care providers in the United States have fewer capabilities for health information exchange with other providers, keeping them from sending important patient information with other specialists who may treat them, according to the 2019 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.
CommonWell Health Alliance Announces New Executive Director
CommonWell Health Alliance has named Paul L. Wilder as its new executive director in an effort to improve the company’s interoperability services.
AMA: ONC Proposed Rule Leaves Patients’ Data, Privacy Vulnerable
While the American Medical Association supports enabling patient access and sharing of their own electronic healthcare information, the physician group is concerned that a proposed federal rule will put sensitive data at risk.
Epic's Judy Faulkner: ONC Data Blocking Rule Undermines Privacy, Intellectual Property Protections
Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic, also has big concerns that the proposed federal interoperability rule will undermine patient privacy.
5 Things to Know About the Information Blocking Rule
Last year ONC and CMS proposed an information blocking rule to address some of the more significant and most persistent interoperability challenges in healthcare, and here are five things you need to know about the rule before it goes into effect in the New Year.
Providers Build Data-Driven Health Networks for Value-Based Care
As healthcare providers transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, they are better leveraging data to improve quality and health outcomes, as well as lower costs and increase patient satisfaction, according to this recent Health Data Management article.
VA Personal Health Record, Patient Portal Exceed 5 Million Users
More than 5 million American veterans have registered for the My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal to enable them to better manage their healthcare.
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