The January HIT Standards Committee focused on the first quarter goals – Quality Measurement, NwHIN Exchange implementation, and Value Sets/Vocabularies.
Doug Fridsma presented the HITSC 2012 Workplan and Updates from ONC. Importantly, he outlined a comprehensive portfolio of building blocks (pictured above) that categorizes the work done to date and illustrates the work done in the future.
Jim Walker presented the work of the Clinical Quality Workgroup including the scope of effort needed to support the quality improvement efforts of Meaningful Use.
Doug and Betsy Humphreys from NLM presented an Update on Value Sets and Vocabulary Mapping including the work on "one stop shopping" for downloadable and web service addressable resources.
Finally, Rob Anthony and Jessica Kahn from CMS presented an update on Meaningful Use activities including attestation achievements.
A very important meeting that sets the agenda for FY12 and creates a foundation for our preparatory work on Meaningful Use Stage 3.
In addition to his CIO role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka blogs at GeekDoctor.blogspot.com.