HIE News Round Up: VA and DirectTrust; UnitedHealthcare and Social Determinants; and Tackling Patient Matching Challenges
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.
VA Teams Up with DirectTrust to Improve Interoperability
VA has joined the DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle as part of an effort to improve interoperability between VA care providers and community hospitals and clinics across the country.
AMA, UnitedHealthcare Tackling Social Determinants of Health
AMA and UnitedHealthcare announced a new collaborative initiative intended to standardize the collection, processing, and integration of social determinants of health (SDOH) data.
Interoperability: 3 Charts Take the Pulse of Health Data Sharing Today
New HIMSS Media research finds that nearly 75 percent of hospitals are beyond the basic level of interoperability, and that best practices for information sharing are emerging and half are gearing up for APIs and FHIR.
How Maryland is Maximizing the Clinical Efficiency of PDMP Use
The State of Maryland is upgrading its PDMP database for CRISP participants to improve its clinical efficiency and data analytics capabilities.
Data Completeness Tracking System Improves EHR Data Integrity
Implementing a data completeness tracking system (CTX) may help to boost EHR data integrity in research, according to a recent JAMIA study by researchers affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.
AHRQ launches Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued a $225,000 challenge to industry to develop predictive analytics to estimate important hospital utilization metrics.
Why is it So Hard to Match Patients With Their Medical Records?
Patient-matching bedevils every hospital and doctor’s office, wasting money and risking patient safety. Experts want to get a handle on the problem.
Healthcare Executives Rate the Industry's Top 10 Challenges
The 10th annual Healthcare Executive Group survey of key industry challenges found that data and analytics topped the list. Read more here.
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