You’ve gone live with your shiny new EHR after months and months of planning, configuring, testing, and training. It’s been a long climb to the top, but you’ve finally arrived. It wasn’t perfect, but patients are being seen, notes are being documented, orders are being sent, and claims are going out the door. And odds are good that they’ll even be paid. It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and pat yourself on the back. The hard part is over … right?
Even with most advanced technologies in place, any business intelligence initiative will fail without actively managed metric design and development.
Here we offer a high level framework and approach to assist providers in identifying an appropriate interoperability solution. We explore a number of scenarios and solutions, as well as a case study to demonstrating how proper alignment benefits providers.
The HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase provided a peek into the future of interoperability with demonstrations showcasing advancements in the seamless exchange of electronic medical information.
Value-based care, with its emphasis on data exchange, is a boon to patients. It also increases the risk of exposure to security threats.
CMS, state governments, and private companies are working to bring telehealth to the mainstream.
Cyberattacks are inevitable, and ambulatory providers face particular challenges in defending their patients' health information.
EHR replacement is expensive. The costs of delay could be even higher.
With fake emails about a HIPAA Phase 2 audit, cybercriminals continue to sow mayhem.
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