Posts tagged meaningful use
A Bridge Too Far for HIT: Why Interoperability Silos Are Far From Broken

I recently posted on ElectronicHealthReporter.com. Please take a look and share your thoughts!

Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology (HIT), wants software vendors to enable and ease interoperability.

Meaningful use Stage 2 expects providers to be able to exchange data with other EHRs.

The CommonWell Health Alliance — a collaboration of executives from Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway, and RelayHealth — aims “to push the needle on interoperability . . . to enable care integration and data liquidity.

Pressing issues can cause heartburn for healthcare CIOs

I recently posted on SearchHealthIT.TechTarget.com. Please take a look and share your thoughts!

Provider and payer CIOs must prepare for a number of pressing issues in 2013 and 2014, including:

  • HIPAA compliance
  • Bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Big data for clinical decision support and analytics
  • Meaningful use stage 2
  • CAQH CORE Operating Rules and the move to real-time connectivity
  • ICD-10 conversion

Each item here has the potential to become a large-scale strategic exercise for any CIO and their department, though it isn’t a complete list. That prospect that should make all CIOs ask themselves, “Exactly how many of these exercises can my people handle in 2013 and 2014?”