Never since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s, or perhaps the first run at Managed Care in the 1970s and 1980s, has health care been poised to undergo the kind of dramatic change that we are seeing now. With various efforts underway...Continue
It’s tempting to look at the Clinical Quality Measures portion of Meaningful Use as just another hoop to jump through, with little actual clinical impact on day-to-day care. But, upon a little reflection, embedding Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) into Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems is...Continue
Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), chartered by the National Academy of Sciences to advise the federal government on issues of medical care, research and education, delivered a publication on Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care.
Is my health data safe on the Internet? That is a question we hear frequently when describing web-based Electronic Health Record(EHR) systems, as well as the newly evolving field of mobile health (mHealth) applications. Privacy and security of health information is a central plank in...Continue
This is the second in a 4-part series on the HIPAA implications of Health Information Exchange (HIE). In the first installment, we reviewed the Community Chart Sharing approach. In this installment, we will review the point-to-point connection approach; in the 3rd installment we will review...Continue