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“In 2012 there was estimated to be 308,000 patients remotely monitored by their healthcare provider for congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions worldwide. The majority of these were post-acute patients who have been hospitalised and discharged.
Provider adoption of HIT has improved significantly over the past two years (See
PPACA requires payment and delivery systems changes that can only be done
well with robust and shared data (ACOs, medical homes).
Low standards and lack of interoperability threaten these reforms.
Technology and standards exist to support interoperability.
Restrictive Exchange Practices Present Significant Barriers to
Systemic Interoperability and Threaten Patient Safety
The Meaningful Use Program represents a $27 billion effort to define and
implement an interoperable nation-wide health information network designed to
increase the quality of healthcare in America while reducing its cost.
The Meaningful Use program is a $27 billion effort to incentivize doctors, hospitals and others to
adopt and use interoperable electronic health records (EHRs). As of February 2012, two-thirds of
hospitals and one fourth of doctors have signed up to participate. More than $3.8 billion has been
paid in incentives.
CMS PROPOSES DEFINITION OF STAGE 2 MEANINGFUL USE OF CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) TECHNOLOGY
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposed rule for
Stage 2 requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive
There has been much progress on increasing the use of electronic health records by the country’s hospitals and physician offices since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.