HIE Rundown 1-05-18

network-200Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.

DirectTrust extends accreditation agreement with EHNAC through 2018
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg) announced the extension through 2018 of its agreement with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) to administer its DTAAP accreditation and audit for Certificate Authorities and Registration Authorities. DirectTrust is a health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable exchange of personal health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between provider and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care.

RosettaHealth Platform Achieves Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) Certification
RosettaHealth (@rosettahealth), an innovative, secure, SaaS interoperability platform, announced that it has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) certification, allowing any hospital or Health Information Services Provider (HISP) to meet the new CMS information exchange attestation and objectives.

News from the ONC
Now Available: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition – The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications supporting interoperability in healthcare, has been updated following the public review and comment period that ended on November 20, 2017. The 2018 ISA Reference Edition incorporates many of the comments received, and is intended to provide a “snapshot in time” view of the ISA for the new year. Additional changes and functionality improvements are planned for 2018, so be sure to visit the ISA throughout the year.

Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight – This week’s Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project is EMDI- Netsmart Interoperability Pilot. This project aims to connect home health aides to their partner hospital system(s) so they can receive and or send referrals as well as document order forms for signature, electronically. Have your interoperability project featured as an IPG Spotlight by submitting a new project at the IPG or update the status of a project that had been posted within the last 90 days. Once a project is submitted or updated, it will be added to the queue to be randomly selected as a featured project. Learn more about the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight and the IPG.

News from the Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project (@SequoiaProject) was chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The ONC transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.

News from the CommonWell
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.

New General Member Announcements: Welcome to the Newest CommonWell Members! Stay tuned in 2018 as they continue to expand their services and membership across the continuum.

News from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative
SHIEC (@SHIEClive) is the National Trade Association for Health Information Exchange Organizations. It is routine for important data about patients’ ongoing care to reside in multiple unconnected organizations. SHIEC member HIEs use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities. Read their news feed.

  • SHIEC Expands Patient-Centered Data Home HIE Network Nationwide
  • SHIEC’s Patient Centered Data Home™ Initiative Launches Nationally
  • etHIN Participates in National Launch of SHIEC’s Patient Centered Data Home Initiative

ONC Interoperability Pledge
Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.

eHealth Initiative Resource Center
Interoperability Files – Check out the new white paper resource in the eHealth Initiative’s (@eHealthDC) Resource Center: Consumer Mediated Exchange.