Despite all the backlash and criticism, there is evidence that health information is moving. And now industry luminaries are urging ONC committee members to add a more positive bent to the interoperability discussion.
Given that the data within electronic health records is used to determine payments and to represent events in a notoriously litigious atmosphere, lawyers suggest that doctors may cast things in the best light, thereby potentially undermining the record's reliability.
Despite being identified as an essential tool to support quality care initiatives, improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, EMR and EHR systems have been stuck in a slow growth cycle. However, pressure is quickly mounting on caregivers to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EMR/EHR technology. Healthcare Informatics Research recently interviewed nearly 500 healthcare organizations to shed light on the current state of EMR/EHR adoption. Download this report to discover how organizations are overcoming obstacles to adoption, how they're benefitting from EMR/EHR solutions, and where the industry is going next.
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
Records of events taking place in your environment are being logged right now into event logs and Syslog files across your servers, workstations and networking devices. This log data needs to be collected, stored, analyzed and monitored to meet and report on regulatory compliance standards such as FISMA or HIPAA.
This report provides administrators and practitioners for state and federal government agencies key insights into how to successfully automate and integrate patient-centric systems while building effective and efficient healthcare-related operations.
There's a tendency to back off activities when an implementation date is delayed. The mistake is losing momentum in a project already underway and procrastinating instead of using the extra time to up your game.
CMS is as serious as a train wreck when it comes to HIPAA and meaningful users. Your incentives can be held hostage, so it's worth the time and effort to make sure your business associates are compliant.