Having to balance the needs of multiple stakeholder groups is already tough. What makes it even more challenging? When those groups have competing priorities, says Steven Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.
No matter how well it’s designed, “the EHR will never be as simple as using an iPhone,” says Dr. Andy Gettinger of ONC. But there are steps being taken to make it less challenging, he explained during the 2019 CHIME Advocacy Summit.
While it’s true that “a rising tide raises all boats,” when it comes to finding interoperability solutions, it’s important to realize that smaller boats have a different set of needs – and resources, says Chuck Christian.
Trying to secure resources for cybersecurity initiatives can be an uphill battle – particularly when pitted against more profitable investments – but there are strategies that can help provide an edge, says Kathryn Marchesini.
The most surprising takeaway from the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force report? The lack of risk assessments being conducted, according to David Finn and Theresa Finn, who found that “most people don’t even have a baseline.”
For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.
Some of the most influential players in health IT – including EHR vendors, health systems, and organizations such as CHIME – have agreed to implement core principles to facilitate data sharing, according to HHS.
Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.
HHS has proposed delaying the compliance date for ICD-10 conversion by one year to Oct. 1, 2014. The deadline extension was one of several topics covered in an e-mailed news release from HHS, which also announced a proposed rule that would establish a unique health plan identifier under the HIPAA Act of 1996. To access […]
A prominent CIO of a regional hospital system encountered the limitations of HIPAA and so-called “Protected Health Information (PHI)” when her boss fired her after a short medical leave of absence. After years working without taking vacation, a family catastrophe that affected her health prompted her to take a medical leave of absence. She had […]