Weekly News Roundup: March 22, 2019


Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

Pairing HIE Data with an Analytics Platform: Four Key Improvement Categories

Healthcare organizations need data from multiple sources and multiple organizations to meet population health and value-based payment (VBP) goals. Communitywide networks, such as healthcare information exchanges (HIEs), are increasingly important in the current healthcare landscape, as they provide the interoperability modern healthcare improvement demands: Clinical, pharmaceutical, public health, and quality reporting data. Read More

Enabling Targeted Health Data Exchange for Efficient Patient Care

As healthcare organizations continue to collect more and more data on their patients, health information exchanges (HIEs) must employ new strategies to help providers quickly filter out less relevant information and pinpoint data critical for patient care. Read More

How HIEs Can Enable Public Health Reporting When EHRs Fall Short

Healthcare’s Holy Grail of widespread information sharing holds considerable promise as well as daunting challenges and public health reporting is among the places it is playing out. “Interoperability can automate routine reporting processes that can alleviate burden on providers while improving data gathering processes for public health organizations,” said Brian Dixon, a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute. Read More

Health Information Exchanges May Remedy Long Emergency Stays

Study Shows Hospitals Can Cut Length of Stay When They Adopt Technology That Provides Patient Data March 4, 2019 Hospitals that adopt health information exchanges can reduce the amount of time patients stay in emergency departments, according to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. Read More

The Great Conundrum of Data Liquidity in Healthcare

This past weekend, I ran an experiment on my personal medical records. I went online to myChart, the patient portal from Epic that hospitals and physicians use to communicate with patients and document medical encounters, test results, and so on. I was looking for a way to share my medical records with a family member. Read More

NC Mental Health Providers Oppose Behavioral Health EHR Requirements

A group of mental health providers and social workers in North Carolina are requesting a delay on state requirements that promote behavioral health EHR use, according to North Carolina Health News . Specifically, the care providers oppose state legislation that would require providers in behavioral healthcare settings to link with North Carolina’s health information exchange (HIE) by June 1, 2019. Read More