PCPs struggle to coordinate care, communicate with providers – Health Article

While U.S. primary care physicians are leveraging health IT, they are struggling to coordinate care and communicate with other providers, compared with PCPs in other countries. That’s among the findings of a survey of more than 13,200 PCPs in 11 high-income countries. Results of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy Survey were published on Tuesday in Health Affairs. “Compared to physicians in other countries, substantial proportions of U.S. physicians did not routinely receive timely notification or the information needed for…

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WEDI mulls new role in administering standards maintenance groups – Health Article

Designated Standards Maintenance Organizations may play a key role in maintaining the HIPAA transaction standards. Now, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, which works to improve health information exchange, care quality and efficiency while cutting costs, may want to take on a new function and administer DSMOs, said Charles Stellar, CEO of WEDI, during HIMSS19. A DSMO provides services for healthcare entities to process change requests related to HIPAA transactions and code sets. Members of the DSMO evaluate change requests,…

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