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Through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the federal government is making up to $27 billion available in incentive payments, followed by penalties, over 10 years for eligible professionals and hospitals. HITECH is extended by the sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that deal with(More)
As clinical genetics evolves, and we embark down the path toward more personalized and effective health care, the amount, detail, and complexity of genetic/genomic test information within the electronic health record will increase. This information should be appropriately protected to secure the trust of patients and to support interoperable electronic(More)
IT advances that will support healthcare providers' transition toward becoming "learning organizations" include the following: The increase in big data" (patient data captured in EHRs, coupled with data from imaging, molecular medicine, patient-provided data, and insurance claims). Real-time analytics and novel decision aids. Ease-of-use advancements and(More)
Healthcare leaders should address three important questions as they prepare to implement new costing systems: Do all providers in their organizations' systems, networks, or partnerships share the same definitions of unit of care and of fixed, variable, incremental, direct, and indirect costs? What are the maintenance processes and protocols for cost center(More)
Surveys involve the conversion of the survey instruments (questionnaires, permission forms, etc.) into machine readable form. Such a process consists of functional modules, each designed to fac i l i t a te this conversion, and through which each instrument passes. I t is desirable to know the location of each document in this flow, and to know the(More)
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008;15:391–396. DOI 10.1197/jamia.M2718. er@ by gest on Jauary 6, 2016 djouals.org/ Setting Policy for Standards Development: The Role of the American Health Information Community’s Personalized Health Care Workgroup The inclusion of genetic/genomic information in electronic health records should inform the determination of disease(More)
  • John Glaser
  • Healthcare financial management : journal of the…
  • 2011
Strategies that healthcare finance professionals should incorporate to help their organizations respond effectively to payment reforms include: Assessing the organization's ability to capture and share relevant data. Educating themselves, the board of trustees, and the medical staff on pertinent rules as payment reforms are rolled out. Examining(More)