A key finding from the KLAS Summit? Interoperability must start with EMR vendors, and that process must include providers as partners in ensuring the successful exchange of patient data, says Kent Gale.
Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic and a member of the HIT Policy Committee, told other members of the committee and new National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., she was concerned that forces promoting the PCAST vision also stood to gain from its adoption. “What is showing up in blogs — I have seen and sometimes been […]
HITECH’s Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements started their year-plus journey through federal advisory committees, regulation writers, public comment and countless revisions after a draft set of recommendations were floated for discussion at this month’s HIT Policy Committee meeting. Outlined by Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee and chair of its Meaningful Use Workgroup, the measures generally seek to increase thresholds established in Stage 1 as they climb to a Stage 3 apex.
The HIT Policy Committee’s Quality Workgroup should take a less-is-more approach to developing Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 reporting requirements, according to committee member and Epic Systems Corporation CEO Judy Faulkner. “I am nervous that the government is going to get into the EHR design business,” said Faulkner, who spoke following the workgroup’s presentation to the full committee. “In many cases, Group A likes something, but Group B doesn’t, and perhaps Group C doesn’t like it either — I worry that we are becoming Group A and expecting Groups B, C and D to like what we did.”
Devan McGraw and Paul Egerman, respectively chair and co-chair of the HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Tiger Team, entered this month’s full committee meeting looking for approval of the letter and recommendations they put together over the summer. And while they got that approval in the end, it was only after more than 30 […]