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CDS systems
Do hospitals/providers NEED CDS systems? Is there anything in the MU core that requires it?

Answer Question   |  April 8, 2017  8:33 pm
CDS, ehr, Meaningful use
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10 pts.

Training and Developing Today’s Health Care IT workers
Healthcare IT seems to becoming a very specialized field of IT study. What is being done to train and develop the healthcare IT worker so they are prepared to address the tools – specialized and IT system linked tools, mobility devices, and the governance/risk/compliance aspects – particularly with HIPAA and other privacy issues?

Answer Question   |  September 19, 2016  6:42 pm
Analytics, HIPAA, Mobility, workforce development
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10 pts.

Has anyone connected the XDS.b protocol thru a Interface Engine?
We are beginning to Integrate multiple EMRs with our HIE which uses the XDS.b protocol to transfer CCDs. I’m thinking we will need to the ability to modify these CCDs as they travel between systems. One particular point of concern is the HTML embedded in the CCD will certainly need tweaking for differnt systems, not...

Answer Question   |  November 17, 2017  6:40 pm
CCD, ehr, EMR, HIE, HIE XDS.b Interface Engine EMR
10 pts.

Correctional Health: EHR In State Prisons
I am wondering about the possibility of requiring state prisons systems to implement EHRs that would be interoperable enough so that when offenders are released back into the community their health information would be accessible by their community physician(s). I know that there are many variables such as SES, family support systems, etc., that might...

Answer Question   |  October 21, 2017  2:03 pm
ehr, EHR systems, Hardware and software, Health information exchange, health IT, Interoperability and health information exchange
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10 pts.

Paying for transfer records from one Dr to another Dr
Is it legal in California to charge a patient to transfer records from one Dr. to another? We live in Oregon and they told me our past Californian Dr. cannot charge me to transfer our records to our new Dr. here in Oregon. So – patients can be charged to pick up records, but not...

Answer Question   |  June 12, 2016  2:00 pm
dont know what this is
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10 pts.

PCMH solutions
Many EHR vendors provide PCMH solutions to allow physician practices to become a PCMH. What are some standalone PCMH solutions that integrate with an EHR through an API?

Answer Question   |  November 10, 2017  5:05 pm
ehr, Meaningful use, PCMH
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810 pts.

Patient Record Integrity
How will the industry address the concerns relating to Health Information Exchange and the potential data mismatches that exist inside EHR’s? As sited and referenced in a recent article (Oct. 2012), published by Healthcare Info Security, “a study found 8 percent to 14 percent of EHRs might have potentially dangerous patient data mismatches, such as...

Answer Question   |  June 21, 2016  4:03 pm
Health information exchange, HIEs, HIHs, RHIOs, single patient key, unique identifier
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10 pts.

Behavioral and mental healthcare IT
Most literature on healthIT provided by vendors, research firms, healthIT media, or even the federal/state governments, all relate directly to medical healthIT and there is very little mention of the proliferation of healthIT in behavioral/mental healthcare settings. This includes meaningful use incentives, HIE, etc. applications in behavioral/mental healthcare settings. Why is this?

Answer Question   |  February 21, 2013  4:03 pm
behavioral mental healthcare healthIT HIE MU
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10 pts.

Changes to HIPAA and HITECH
How prepared are organizations to handle the changes in HIPAA and HITECH that now require all Business Associates to understand how their own subsequent Business Associates are handling ePHI?

Answer Question   |  June 17, 2016  4:03 pm
HIPPA, HITECH
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10 pts.

MU Question – How to model the QDM – CMS Quality Data Model?
I’m trying to understand the facets of the CMS Quality Data Model (QDM) and capture the dimensions/attributes into a data model. Has anyone used a tool like Erwin or PowerDesigner to model the QDM?

Answer Question   |  July 11, 2017  4:02 pm
MU Data Modeling QDM Quality Data Model
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10 pts.

HIT Policies
What are the types of HIT policies state agencies are developing and implementing? Are there documented best practices on establishing HIT Governance and Policies in Public Health Entities

Answer Question   |  July 11, 2017  4:01 pm
Governance, HIT, Policy
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10 pts.

Current State of HL7
What is the current technology state of HL7 from health care enterprise implementation?

Answer Question   |  February 21, 2013  3:50 pm
HL7, microsoft
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10 pts.

Insurance Companies accessing Health exchanges
I have wondered for some time about the insurance companies accessing Data exchanges. My Question is what stopping them from reviewing a Pts. medical history prior to underwriting the Pt and denying them because of what is discovered. I know that there is a HIPAA monitoring tool but with the volume of access the reviews...

Answer Question   |  November 13, 2017  9:08 pm
HIPPA, insurance
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5 pts.

doctors and apps
What risks do doctors who prescribe devices or apps like AliveCor take on?

Answer Question   |  July 8, 2016  7:37 pm
AliveCor, mhealth
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10 pts.

EHR, meaningful use bonuses
How should health care providers decide where EHR and MU bonus money should go? Are there any stipulations in the legislation?

Answer Question   |  February 20, 2017  5:01 pm
ehr, Meaningful use
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10 pts.

ICD-10 vendors
Where should one look for ICD-10 vendors/vendor reviews? Don’t know where to begin

Answer Question   |  February 8, 2013  6:46 pm
ICD-10
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10 pts.

Do patients know what\’s going on?
I’d really like to hear from a physician standpoint – how much are patients, everyday patients, aware of the constantly evolving health IT industry, and the tangible changes it means to office visits? Do they know anything about EHRs, HIE, etc. etc.?

Answer Question   |  February 7, 2013  7:23 pm
ehr, HIE, Physicians
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10 pts.

Do Drs even use mobile apps?
Everywhere I go I see a new app for measuring this or that, but I’m wondering, do doctors/physicians even use mobile apps? Any doctors want to weigh in on this?

Answer Question   |  August 10, 2013  9:18 pm
mobile apps, mobile device, mobile health
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10 pts.

HIT leaders
Who would you like to hear speak/meet within our industry? Who inspires you in health care IT right now?

Answer Question   |  November 23, 2017  4:28 pm
HIT
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10 pts.

ACO monopoly
With new ACOs forming from hospital partnerships…should we fear a monopoly?

Answer Question   |  January 23, 2013  2:59 pm
ACO
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10 pts.


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