Providers Looking to EHRs for Opioid-related Population Health
Given the nation-wide challenges surrounding the Opioid epidemic, providers look to their EHR vendors to help them with the management and dispensation of opioids, according to the KLAS survey. “After EMR vendors, Appriss Health and state PDMPs/HIEs are the second and third most mentioned vendors or technologies, being mentioned by over 40 percent of interviewed organizations,” says KLAS.
Increase Patient Outreach Effectiveness Through Text Messaging
Healthcare organizations are turning to technology to streamline and automate workflow and processes. This example of how North Florida Women’s Care adoption of digital patient outreach to overcome their telephone communication challenges shows the power of the right technology at the right level. Text Messaging is widely available, straight forward, and most importantly convenient. While it’s not the best medium for all types of messages, it can cover quite a bit of ground.
In an effort to remove the remaining real and perceived barriers of interoperability, the Sequoia Project has launched the Interoperability Matters Advisory Group to tackle data blocking and other interoperability related topics with an aim to help inform public (ONC) policy. Through workgroups, various government and private stakeholders will be invited to participate to review real world challenges and determine the practical solutions to address.