From Healthcare IT News:
There needs to be a better business case for sharing data because consumers expect it and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in ... More allows it, said National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD. And Americans are growing increasingly impatient.
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, said now is the time to build on widespread Electronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The ... More adoption. The healthcare industry, having reached near universal adoption of electronic health records, is at the beginning of a journey, she said, speaking at ONC's Annual Meeting on May 31.
That adoption rate DeSalvo referred to is nine times more than it was in 2008, before the passage of the As a part of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Health Information Technology... More Act that funded the meaningful use program, according to research Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Of... More published on Tuesday.
DeSalvo said the office is moving forward on what Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Of... More Principal Deputy National Coordinator Vindell Washington, MD, laid out as the three C's: common standards, culture change and a case – as in a business case – for data to move.
It is encouraging to see the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Of... More making a push for some real changes in regards to Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information ... More.
The three Cs:
- Common standards
- Culture change
- Business Case
Are each extremely vital for data exchange. If the technology is in place in the form of interface engines — as many argue is indeed the case — then what are the hold ups with culture change and business case?
Lack of financial incentives, medical liability, ego, and additional work can be common reasons for the lack of change of caregivers and hospital executives.
What are impediments to you see standing in the way of the three Cs?
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