Each year about 75,000 patients die from infections they caught in the hospital. An analysis of federal data shows that nearly 700 hospitals have higher than expected rates of infection for at least one condition.
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.
The EHR, interoperability and patient engagement work states are doing is creating even more stress on health IT budgets and schedules. Here's some advice on addressing those issues to save tax dollars and improve care.