HIE News Round Up: Why Doctors Still Use Fax Machines; VA Launches VITAL; and CHIME’s 2019 Most Wired
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.
Why Your Doctor’s Office Still Depends on a Fax Machine
Here’s an interesting WSJ Op-Ed from a prominent care provider who shines a light on today’s interoperability issues, and discusses why faxing medical records is still a thing for doctors.
CHIME’s 2019 Most Wired Outlines Health IT Use in Changing Industry
Healthcare organizations are continuing to use their health IT offerings to adapt to shifts in the medical industry, according to the 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey.
CMS Official Notes Proposed Interoperability Rule Will Impact Health Plans
At AHIMA19, a CMS official stated that the proposed interoperability rule requires payers to build patient APIs, which would be expected to function similar to the government’s Blue Button initiative.
Rush Health System and Ochsner Health System Expand EHR Partnership
Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System have announced a strategic technological partnership during which they will implement a new Epic Systems EHR and leverage Ochsner’s existing telehealth capabilities.
GAO: Staff Shortages, Social Factors Barriers to Treating High-Cost Medicaid Beneficiaries
Social determinants of health such as a lack of stable transportation or housing are making it difficult for states and managed care organizations to treat the most expensive Medicaid beneficiaries, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
VA Launches VITAL Training Program for New EHR System
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new training program, VA Innovative Technology Advancement Lab (VITAL) to support its brand-new electronic health record (EHR) modernization system.
Most Providers Don't Screen for Social Determinants of Health
Most U.S. physician practices and hospitals are screening patients for at least one social need, but only a small percentage are screening for all five social needs recommended by the federal government, according to a new study.
EHR Documentation Struggles in the ED, Confirms EHR Use Challenges
There are still some discrepancies between EHR documentation and what actually happened during a clinical encountering, underscoring the salient challenges related to physician EHR use, according to a new JAMA study.
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