PODCAST: Health Information Exchange Not Slowing Down with Meaningful Use Stage 3 Delay
In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses how hospitals can best overcome the challenges that come with meeting the new Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) information exchange reporting requirements.
Although CMS recently issueda Meaningful Use Stage 3 final rule that relaxes many of the reporting requirements for hospitals, the reality is that hospitals need to think of health information exchange as an overall strategic imperative.
In other words, they need to look at health information exchange beyond just being a regulatory requirement, and start future-proofing themselves by understanding how the demand for health data exchange will continue to increase.
Today, many hospitals look to one vendor to manage multiple needs including health information exchange, which can create significant risks and restrictions. As such, these needs may not be fully met, and it’s commonly known that large EHRs do not specialize in this area.
RosettaHealth focuses exclusively on health information exchange, and seamlessly works with all EHR vendors – whether it’s for ambulatory or inpatient settings. This allows hospitals to leverage a solution that functions much like a mutual fund in the stock market, and minimizes the volatility that comes from focusing on an investment with one particular company or industry.
The company also recently launched its EasyExchange Solution to provide hospital systems with a simple, all-in- one solution to meet any Meaningful Use Stage 3 information exchange requirements. With one standard connection into a hospital’s EHR, EasyExchange helps meet all the Meaningful Use Stage 3 information exchange requirements including coordination of care, secure messaging, patient portals and API access, and much more.