sábado, 16 de agosto de 2014

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In This Issue

In case you missed it, HHS announced the progress being made in helping eligible professionals and eligible hospitals adopt and meaningfully use health IT last week.Along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs, ONC researchers helped author a pair of new studies (see below) showing the progress and challenges that lay ahead. Please read on!

Wiki Page On Interoperbility Roadmap

As part of ONC's commitment to a nationwide interoperable health IT infrastructure and to help foster a more patient-centered health-care system, we have launched a wiki page to help you help us draft our Interoperability Roadmap. Providers, hospital administrators, patients and advocates – and anyone else – can participate in the drafting by visiting our new page. "The roadmap will be a companion to our vision paper and dive deeper on how we can collectively achieve the 3, 6, and 10 year interoperability milestones described in the paper," National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D. wrote in her blog post announcing the new roadmap.

Health IT Week

Save the date! National Health IT Week kicks off Sept. 15 with our Consumer Summit and ends on Friday, September 19 with a webinar on health IT safety. At that session you can learn about progress that's been made in health IT safety and the challenges ahead. Other events will be added throughout the week, so check the page often to see what’s new. BTW, registration for the Consumer Summit will open soon.

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of August 18

Tuesday The JASON Task Force meets Tuesday at 11am (all times Eastern). Watch for the agenda, meeting materials, and dial-in information.
Wednesday The Health IT Standards Committee will convene a virtual meeting at 9:30am. Find the agenda, and dial-in number here.
Friday The Health IT Policy Committee's Governance Subgroup will meet at 10:00am. The agenda, and meeting materials will be posted as soon as they are ready.

Study: Health IT Helps Fla. Hospitals Cut Adverse Drug Events

A new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study finds Florida hospitals with robust Health IT systems "had the lowest rate of adverse drug events of all hospitals in the state," our own Judy Murphy, R.N. writes with her AHRQ colleague, Jon White, M.D. in a new blog post we published today. Read the blog post and the new study!

Health Centers Use Work Data for Population Health

Data released this week show that federally funded health centers provided care to more than 21.5 million patients, nearly two thirds of whom are minorities and one third of whom are uninsured. Some centers are piloting a new program to use occupational health data and health IT to improve clinical and population health. Read more about thisnew National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health program on the Health IT Buzz blog.

New Health Affairs Studies

Health Affairs published a pair of new studies about the uptake of electronic health records. Be sure to read them when you get a few minutes.

EHR /HIE Interoperability Workgroup Final Report

ONC released the final report from the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG), an Exemplar Governance Program participant. A collaborative of 19 states and 47 EHR and health information exchange developers and organizations, the IWG convened pilot programs to test interoperability standards for provider directories. Please read the report on HealthIT.gov.

EHRs Can Help Safeguard Patient Records During Disasters

We posted a new video that may help when it comes to protecting patients records during and after a disaster hits. Hear from Dr. DeSalvo who explains why electronic health records can better safeguard your patients' records when a tornado, flood or hurricane hits your practice or hospital. Watch the video!

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