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Weekly Rounds: Interoperability Rules, Small Practice, Support, Patient Engagement, Ideal EHRs

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This week, we have insights on new interoperability rules, suggestions for CMS to support small practices, DPC’s patient engagement advantages, an overview of the new One Login feature, and what an ideal EHR for on- site or near-on site clinics looks like.

At Elation Health, we’re committed to strengthening the physician-patient relationship and providing intuitive tools for clinical first care. Part of this commitment includes keeping physicians and staff informed about the latest healthcare news, technology trends, and policy updates that impact their practices and patients.

We’re maintaining a set of healthcare-focused blogs where you can subscribe to get more information and news straight to your inbox. And each week, our Weekly Rounds will give you the highlights of the top content we’ve posted; here’s what you may have missed this week:

  1. What industry leaders think about the new proposed interoperability rules: Several industry leaders have shared their impressions on newly proposed rules that could improve interoperability. The rules have been set forth by the ONC and CHIME to ensure patients have more secure and quicker access to their records. Read on to learn about what leaders think about these advancements.
  2. Health Affairs article suggests CMS may need to support small practices more for MIPs: Small independent practices may not always have the resources to meet CMS requirements, particularly for programs like MIPs. There are a number of ways CMS can be more supportive toward these thousands of small practices. Read on to find out exactly how.
  3. Direct primary care and patient engagement: The direct care model became popular in part because physicians had the opportunity to spend more time with their patients as a result of decreased “bureaucratic drag.” Read here to learn more about why patient engagement is at the crux of direct primary care.
  4. One Login improves patient engagement and lets patients access their charts more easily: One Login has a myriad of benefits for the patient. Physicians and patients can manage all of their patients’ data with a master login. In addition, for pediatric cases, parents can more easily overseeing their childrens’ accounts and all patients can communicate with multiple providers using one account. Read on to find out how One Login works.
  5. What does an ideal EHR for employer clinics look like?: There are several features that are of particular importance for EHRs that are designed for on-site and near-site employer health clinics. For instance, ease of collaboration and care coordination features can be top of mind for independent physicians that use employer clinic EHRs because employees often need to see specialists. Learn more here.