For years, patients, providers and payers have complained that EHRs "do not talk to each other"
By 2014, I expect this issue to disappear.
Chief Information Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, records his experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management and governance.
On December 21, 2012, ONC issued its Health IT Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan for public comment
On January 17, HHS released the Final Rule entitled: Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules.
It’s 563 pages long and contains 7 themes:
In 2013, I’m focusing on 5 major work streams:
*Meaningful Use Stage 2, including Electronic Medication Administration Records
*ICD10, including clinical documentation improvement and computer assisted coding
*Replacement of all Laboratory Information Systems
*Compliance/Regulatory priorities, including security program maturity
*Supporting the IT needs of our evolving Accountable Care Organization including analytics for care management