Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.
Hospitals' EHR Progress is Tale of Some Progress, Some Inertia: Study
According to Modern Healthcare, a recent study in Health Affairs shows that American hospitals fall into three groups when it comes to EHR adoption: high achievers who meet second-stage government standards, those who have adopted a basic or comprehensive record, and a group who has neither a basic nor comprehensive record.
ONC Lays Down 10-Year Interoperability Plan Milestones
Government Health IT reports that at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's monthly HIT Policy Committee meeting, the ONC revealed more details on its 10-year interoperability roadmap, including its goal that by 2017 it will be able to "ensure providers and individuals can send, receive, find, and use a basic set of essential health information."
California Health Care Exchange to Share 9 Million Patient Record Online
This week, the California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) announced that it plans to develop a statewide health information exchange. The exchange will use innovative technology to connect healthcare providers and securely share 9 million patient records.
HHS Finalizes ICD-10 Compliance Deadline
According to Healthcare IT News, the Department of Health and Human Services has finalized the new ICD-10 compliance date as October 1, 2015. The deadline for ICD-10 had initially been set at a deadline of October 1, 2014, which healthcare organizations were struggling to meet. Learn more about how LUMEDX can prepare your hospital for ICD-10 here.