Hospices Focus on EHR Interoperability to Prep for Value-Based Care

Posted Monday, December 14, 2020

Electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is going to be a priority for hospice providers for value-based care programs coming in 2021 such as the Primary Cares Serious Illness Population Model. CMS requires health care organizations that participate in the model to use certified EHR technology (CEHRT).

” The importance of interoperability is the operational efficiency gains that are cemented, allowing agencies to properly scale so they’re allowed to provide the care that’s necessary for patients,” said Chip Sloan, vice president of strategic partnerships for Homecare Homebase. “The specialization of particular types of software for the various pieces of functionality that are necessary now in a complex health care delivery system require that certain types of data be exchanged in order for the agency’s systems to actually work properly.”

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