Electronic Health Records

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Doubts Raised about 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by the Senate early this week appears to be a done deal, but many of its provisions represent causes for concern for the head of one organization focused on supporting healthcare interoperability...

VA Completes Another Health Information Exchange Connection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues extending the reach of its health data in its most recent connection to New Hampshire’s statewide health information exchange. Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Health Information...

EHR Use, Care Coordination Key to Treating Substance Abuse

by Sara Heath

EHR use is integral to substance abuse treatment because it fosters better care coordination and clinical care improvement, according to the Surgeon General. In the Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, the Surgeon General observed strong...

The Sequoia Project Further Expands Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Sequoia Project’s recent health IT partnership with the Social Services Administration (SSA) and Department of Veteran Affairs is the latest of series of achievements for health data exchange over the year. To commemorate...

Removing Barriers to Behavioral Health Information Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health information exchanges enabled connections across the care continuum, but behavioral health providers still face challenges integrating their work with that of primary care to improve patient outcomes. New resources made available by...

Health Information Exchange Partnerships Extend Data Sharing

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A series of partnerships among health information exchanges will extend the range of several networks to provide health data for patients receiving care in multiple states. Earlier this week, Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and...

Most Providers Still Lacking Effective EHR Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Effective EHR interoperability still eludes most healthcare providers, according to the 2016 KLAS Interoperability Report. Using an interoperability measurement tool developed in conjunction with healthcare providers and health IT...

Audit Questions Health Information Exchange Oversight in VT

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Officials at the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) tasked with overseeing the development of a statewide health information exchange have drawn criticism from the state's auditor for their oversight of millions of dollars in...

Standardized Provider Data a Must for Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A lack of high-quality provider data is not only costing the healthcare industry billions of dollars annually, but it also minimizes the effectiveness of organizations working to support health data exchange among other setbacks. That and...

Surescripts Makes Record Finding Service Free to EHR Vendors

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR interoperability received a shot in the arm with the decision by Surescripts to offer EHR vendors free access to its proprietary service for locating patient records over the next three years. The health information network made the...

Transition to Value-Based Care Requires Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In new guidance for healthcare providers and payers, the Health Financial Management Association (HFMA) has called for improvements to the mechanisms and strategies for health data exchange in order to support the transition to value-based...

Role of Health Data Exchange in Advancing Care Information

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the advancing care information performance category will replace meaningful use for eligible clinicians — and place a strong emphasis on healthcare interoperability and...

Using Health Information Exchange to Reduce Strain on EDs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Use of health information exchanges could provide a solution to avoiding unnecessary visits to emergency departments while improving patient care, according to a recent study in the Southern Medical Journal. A team of researchers used...

Improving EHR Adoption, Use through International Example

by Sara Heath

Physician-facing EHR adoption is thriving around the globe although health information exchange and patient portal adoption are low, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association. The study was...

Surescripts: 48% Increase in Health Data Exchanges in 2015

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health information exchange at Surescripts experienced tremendous growth between 2014 and 2015, according to the health information network's latest annual report. All told, Surescripts processed a total of 9.7 billion secure data...

Tips for Overcoming Health Information Exchange Challenges

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to catch flak from both sides of Congress for its inability to advance health IT interoperability with the Department of Defense (DoD). The federal agency has even taken steps to improve...

Will FHIR, APIs Help or Hinder Health Information Exchanges?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Application programming interfaces, such as the much-discussed Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, have the potential to increase the fluidity and sharing of health data currently stored away in health IT systems. But will...

Do EHR Vendors Influence User’s Health Information Exchange?

by Sara Heath

Are EHR vendors to blame for lacking health data interoperability and health information exchange? Recent research published in Health Affairs suggests they may be. According to researchers Jordan Everson and Julia Adler-Milstein,...

Value Remains a Problem for Health Information Exchanges

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Several years have passed since federal funding spurred the development of health information exchanges across the country, yet many of these facilitators of health data exchange and interoperability are still struggling to demonstrate...

Is Health Information Exchange Headed in the Wrong Direction?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Factors impacting health information exchanges and HIE use are the subject of two studies published in the most recent issue of Health Affairs. The first could signal the beginning of the end for many standalone health information...

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