Traditional healthcare relationships are changing, as is the nature of the health IT that supports them. The “doctor-patient relationship” has been about sick-care, and trying to intervene early in a disease process (or even do something pre-emptively for those at risk of developing a disease)...Continue
March 23, 2012, marks the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – the sweeping law that is/will be impacting health care for years to come. Much of the law focuses on health insurance reform, but some elements of it also impact...Continue
One of the new proposed requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use is the ability to record patient family history as structured data. This is a menu item – 3 of 5 menu items need to be done, in addition to the proposed 17 core items....Continue
The proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use are now available for public comment. In looking through the CMS Proposed Rule on defining what Eligible Professionals must do to satisfy Meaningful Use beginning in 2014, and the corresponding ONC Proposed Rule that defines specification criteria...Continue
Care Coordination is emerging as an increasingly important element of health care delivery, particularly as payment methods move away from strictly fee-for-service, and towards performance-based pay.