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Diagnostic EHR Data Sharing in Health Systems Improves Outcomes

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A recent study ties hospital and health system sharing of diagnostic EHR data to lower patient mortality rates and improve health outcomes. Researchers studying CMS and AHA data published their findings in the American Journal of Managed...

Pew Urges ONC Expand EHR Data Included in Health Data Exchange

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Pew Charitable Trusts recently requested ONC support the expansion of health data exchange via application programming interfaces (APIs) beyond common clinical data sets (CCDS) to include a wider variety of important EHR data. In a letter...

ONC Releases Trusted Health Data Exchange Framework Draft

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ONC recently announced the release of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement draft intended to advance health data exchange and interoperability. “This is really the network of networks concept,” said National...

AHRQ Challenge to Enable EHR Integration of Patient Reported Data

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced plans to launch a challenge competition in fall of 2018 to develop health IT capable of enabling EHR integration of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data. The...

SHIEC Patient Centered Data Health Information Exchange Goes Live

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced the nationwide launch of health information exchange model Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH). PCDH is a health data exchange system with a focus on...

Recognizing Healthcare Interoperability as a Moving Target

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Verbs used to describe work on interoperability (e.g., achieve, reach) give the impression that the task once done is complete. But the emergence of new technology and data sets with the potential to positively impact care delivery renders...

ONC Chief Keen on Moving Health IT Innovation Beyond the EHR

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Healthcare interoperability and health IT usability were front and center at the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting in the nation’s capital and indicative on a change that took hold within the federal agency in recent years following its...

Standardization Biggest Barrier to Healthcare Interoperability

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As one of the earliest adopters of health data exchange in its region, the Hattiesburg Clinic in Mississippi understands the importance of enabling healthcare interoperability to improve clinical efficiency and reduce provider...

Another Michigan Health Information Exchange Qualifies for MiHIN

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Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) recently became Michigan’s 13th health information exchange (HIE) qualified organization by joining the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). As a qualified...

1.3M Veterans Opt Into Health Data Exchange with Private Sector

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More than 1.3 million veterans have opted in to allow the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to participate in health data exchange for improved care coordination with providers in the private sector. By allowing their health data to be...

Consolidating to Simplify Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

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True interoperability for improved health data exchange persists as a top healthcare industry priority among stakeholders in both the public and private sector as 2017 comes to a close. Health IT developers, health information exchanges...

CMS Issues Guidance on Information Blocking Prevention in MIPS

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CMS recently released information clarifying three statements making up the prevention of information blocking attestation reporting requirement part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). All eligible clinicians reporting on...

Meaningful Use, Regulatory Burden Costing Providers Billions

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A new study by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found regulatory burden imposed by federal programs including meaningful use costs health systems and post-acute care (PAC) providers nearly $39 billion a year. Researchers determined...

DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Likely to Hit 170M Transactions

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DirectTrust announced it expects to reach 170 million cumulative health data exchange transactions for 2017 following a period of continued steady growth in users, addresses, and transactions in the third quarter of the year. The...

Most Providers Report Lack of Health IT Interoperability

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A new eHealth Initiative survey found 68 percent of providers believe current interoperability solutions fail to help meet the goals of value-based care. Researchers in 2017 Survey on Access to Patient Information gathered responses from...

LOINC Director Advises Restraint in Health Data Standardization

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A recent op-ed by LOINC and Health Data Standards Director at the Regenstrief Center Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, MS, cautioned healthcare organizations against standardizing all types of health data. While health data standardization enhances...

Cerner Releases Consumer-Facing EHR to Improve Interoperability

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Cerner confirmed its commitment to improving interoperability at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference earlier this week by offering a new consumer-directed patient EHR. Cerner President Zane Burke announced the consumer-directed patient...

Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020

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Cerner President Zane Burke announced at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020. Initially, CommonWell services were made free to all Cerner...

HIMSS Calls on HHS to Improve Secure Health Data Exchange

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HIMSS recently called on HHS to assist providers in achieving nationwide secure health data exchange through promoting improved interoperability and standardization, among other aspects of exchange. Specifically, HIMSS requested HHS...

EHR Interoperability to Transform Healthcare in Decade Ahead

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A new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions examined ways EHR centralization, integration, and interoperabilty will likely transform the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Researchers conducted a crowdsourcing...

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