JAN 27, 2012 5:17am ET

Related Links

The Science and Art of Customer Matching for MDM
April 8, 2014
Clinton: Bring Back Evidence-Based Debates With Good Data
February 27, 2014
4 Tips for Defining Your Approach to Big Data
February 21, 2014

Web Seminars

April 29: Create a data protection strategy with open, software-defined storage
April 29, 2014
New Best Practices To Manage Customer Information
May 7, 2014
May 13: Cost-effective, scale-out backup in 1 solution
May 13, 2014
news

Big Year Coming for HIT

Print
Reprints
Email

January 27, 2012 - At least 100,000 providers will receive electronic health records meaningful use incentive payments, during 2012, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., National Coordinator for HIT, predicts in a new blog posting.
And that’s just the start, he says, laying what he sees as a turning point year. “In summary, I see 2012 as the year in which health IT truly comes of age.”

Mostashari tackles five major IT trends during the coming year, starting with the taking off of meaningful use after 20,000 eligible professionals and 1,200 hospitals received incentive payments in 2011. His other predictions:

  • Health information technology will turn the corner and take off in 2012. He cites the Direct Project clinical messaging software as a major achievement now being accepted by the industry. Now, the focus is on standards development for the Nationwide Health Information Network as HIE requirements become more rigorous in Stage 2.
  • Health IT will help connect the dots on payment reform. “As more providers adopt EHRs and go through the process of attesting to meaningful use, I believe they will increasingly see the direct connections between health IT, new payment models and the ways in which the former can help them succeed with the latter. Moreover, EHRs, health information exchange and other forms of health IT will increasingly be seen as key enablers within new payment models themselves.”
  • Consumers will increasingly use health IT, Mostashari believes. “Personal health records are becoming easier to use as more data holders make it possible to download information through tools like Blue Button. Many health care providers are setting up patient portals which are directly connected to their EHRs.” Blue Button is federally developed technology, added to IT systems, to enable consumers to download their claims and medical information in a common format.
  • Innovation will drive improvement in IT systems, with Web-hosting making EHRs easier and less expensive to install and maintain. The systems increasingly support mobile computing devices and the emphasis on value-based payments will fuel better quality measurement/improvement and population health management tools.

Get access to this article and thousands more...

All Information Management articles are archived after 7 days. REGISTER NOW for unlimited access to all recently archived articles, as well as thousands of searchable stories. Registered Members also gain access to:

  • Full access to information-management.com including all searchable archived content
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters delivering the latest headlines to your inbox
  • Access to White Papers, Web Seminars, and Blog Discussions
  • Discounts to upcoming conferences & events
  • Uninterrupted access to all sponsored content, and MORE!

Already Registered?

Filed under:
GRC

Advertisement

Are you actively evaluating master data management technologies and their ability to scale and support emerging trends around big data, social and mobile?

Yes 61%
No 23%
Don't Know 9%
Not Applicable 6%

 

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Login  |  My Account  |  White Papers  |  Web Seminars  |  Events |  Newsletters |  eBooks
FOLLOW US
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.