HIE News Round Up: VA Enables EHR Data Sharing; Patient Portal Success; DHIN News; and Physician Burnout Top Health Tech Hazard
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 Enables Secured EHR Data Sharing With Community Care Providers
Starting January 2020, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will no longer require veterans’ hand-written authorization for EHR data sharing between the VA and participating community care providers.
Patients Who Use Online Portals to Access Health Records More Likely to Get Flu Shots
Patients who interact with doctors and receive information about their health records through online portals are 50 percent more likely to receive a flu shot than those who don't, according to new research from of Penn Medicine.
DHSS Seeks Mini-Grant Applications from Small Primary Care Practices to Connect to Delaware Health Information Network
The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is seeking applications from Delaware health care providers for one-time, health information exchange (HIE) support mini-grants to adopt the full range of health information exchange tools offered by the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN).
ECRI Institute Names Physician Burnout as Top Health Technology Hazard
Alarm, alert, and notification overload from health IT systems are leading to physician burnout, which is why ECRI placed this issue in their top 10 health technology hazards for 2020.
Geisinger Signs 10-Year Contract with Cerner for Population Health
Cerner Corporation and Geisinger, a health service organization in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, announced a 10-year partnership to expand its use of HealtheIntent as its preferred cloud-based, population health management platform.
Study: Nearly $1 Trillion Wasted in U.S. Healthcare Annually
A new Humana study found that between $760 billion and $935 billion is annually wasted in healthcare spend, though efforts at seamless data interoperability driven by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will produce new savings.
Illinois Hospital Sends Patient Wrong Medical Records
A patient at Oak Lawn, Ill.-based Advocate Christ Medical Center said the hospital sent him medical records that belonged to another patient, and his insurer labeled his claim fraudulent.
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