After congratulating the President on reelection, American Medical Association president Jeremy Lazarus said his group will work with Obama and Congress to avoid the 27 percent reimbursement cut aimed at physicians treating Medicare patients.
ONC head, speaking at a Bipartisan Policy Center event on Wednesday, points to a triptych of accomplishments and realities that give reason to believe the best days of medicine are ahead of us. And there's urgency that they all happen together.
Beyond just sharing patient records, health information exchanges are a "more aggressive way" of connecting the referral pattern from physicians to hospitals," replete with cost-savings and revenue generation.
As the United States works to reform its care delivery system, health IT must play a critical role, said National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, interviewed at the Healthcare Unbound conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
As the healthcare industry transforms itself through multiple stages of healthcare reform, it is painfully apparent that an organization's ability to succeed depends upon critical health IT connections. The interoperability of data between clinical systems is the bridge that connects million-dollar electronic medical record expenditures with the effective exchange of health information, according to a new Modern Healthcare Insights white paper, co-developed by ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.
Based on CMS projections combined with an estimated risk rate, the numbers total a sum equal to the loan portfolio write-down by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This top line reimbursement risk could redistribute healthcare wealth enough to trigger bankruptcies, consolidations, mergers, and radical shifts in health IT companies and products.