Are there some eligible providers that RECs do not serve? I’ve heard they do not help specialists. Are all the RECs under charter to serve the same populations of doctors?
Answer Question | December 19, 2011 7:27 pm
EHR implementation, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
Some people setting up ACOs have mentioned one critical flaw to the concept: Collecting data for patient visits when they seek care outside of the ACO’s network (on vacation, don’t like in-network specialists, etc). While patients will be given the choice to go wherever they want for care, how can IT staffs help make sure...
Answer Question | September 6, 2016 7:12 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data collection
What services besides the exchanging of data are HIEs prominently providing? ePrescribing, secure e-messaging, Direct Project?
Answer Question | February 7, 2017 6:48 pm
Data exchange, Direct Project, ePrescribing, eRx, Health information exchanges, HIEs
How do you get physician practices within an ACO that normally compete with each other to play nice in the sandbox together – building trust that you’re not sharing competitive data with the enemy?
Answer Question | December 31, 2016 5:26 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Physicians
The “build it and they will come” mentality does not work with HIEs. What outreach and education is being done that is making marked difference in enrollment and adoption around the country?
Answer Question | May 22, 2017 4:29 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, Electronic health records, Health information exchanges, HIEs, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
What is the best route to take in terms of working with EHR vendors on a regular basis for system maintenance and development needs? Who comprises the team that liaisons with the vendor, and how does that team work collaboratively with in house IT staff?
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 4:21 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, electronic health record, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
Has the HL7 CDA vs ASTM CCR debate been decided by the RECs?
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 3:12 pm
CCR, CDA, HL7, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
In an ACO, there will likely be physicians and hospitals and clinics on different brands of EMRs. How complicated is it to standardize how they report patient data so you can compare apples to apples? How do you overcome these issues?
Answer Question | December 19, 2011 2:05 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, ehr, EMR, Performance measures
Can RECs survive past when their grant money runs out? Will physicians be able to rely on RECs for education and support after the funding runs out, or will most of them fold their tents?
Answer Question | December 15, 2011 9:55 pm
ONC, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
What is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining EHRs? What are the factors going into that assessment?
Answer Question | December 21, 2016 9:08 pm
ehr, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record
Can ACOs be done without a clinical data warehouse, or is that requirement #1 when planning the IT support for an ACO?
Answer Question | May 28, 2016 8:23 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Clinical data warehousing
Has anyone had experience with getting consent from patients to share EHI/PHI across entities. Are you looking at consenting patients electronically?
Answer Question | December 3, 2016 8:11 pm
Data exchange, EHI, HIPAA, PHI, Protected health information
In looking at having to change established workflows to satisfy EHR software regulations, how do you assess your end-users acceptance of it? How did you secure their nod and support?
Answer Question | December 15, 2011 4:34 pm
ehr, electronic health record, software, Workflow
Where in the HIPAA rule or updates does it say that covered entities must keep data backups a minimum of five miles away from the original site? Or, does it not say this? I’ve heard this in conversation and am looking for a confirmation from any HIPAA experts.
Answer Question | April 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Data backup, Data Warehouse, ehr, HIPAA
During the video segment regarding “Game Changing Mobile Health Applications” on the Dell Empowers site www.dellempowers.com, the expert briefly discusses advantages of using smartphones. But what steps must be taken to integrate mobile health devices with other health IT systems within an organization?
Answer Question | August 29, 2012 4:58 pm
Is there any long-term evidence to support that mHealth technology, tools, apps, etc. can truly modify behavior by increasing patient engagement and connectivity? I’d be interested to hear from providers who have seen a “lasting” uptick in patient engagement and if there is any adherence data for some of today’s most utilized mHealth applications. Thanks!
Answer Question | October 26, 2016 8:11 pm
Behavior modification, mhealth, mobile health, patient engagement
What is the future of MU incentives being applied to those in the Long Term Care arena? This group has been left out of the meaningful use pie to date, yet for total industry interoperability and a true connected care continuum, I can’t see how this segmentation is sustainable.
Answer Question | December 2, 2011 8:02 pm
Coordinated care, EHR incentives, Interoperability, Long term care, LTC facilities, Meaningful use, MU
Our facility depends on third party revenues to survive. What impact will EHRs have on our billing?
Answer Question | November 14, 2011 8:02 pm
Billing, ehr, electronic health record
Our facility is planning to become an ACO in the next 2-3 years, and is currently evaluating options for different Business Intelligence (B)I and data analytics tools. Solutions that can track and compile the EHR data we need to then contract with payers, establish partnerships, etc. What are some the best options on the market...
Answer Question | December 20, 2011 7:53 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, BI, Business Intelligence
How can EHRs help with risk management? How should a hospital begin a risk analysis/assessment?
Answer Question | December 2, 2011 7:50 pm
ehr, Electronic health records, Risk management