“Five percent of the problem is people and 90 percent of the problem is systems,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, national coordinator of health IT, in opening remarks at the Health IT Policy Committee on May 7.
In a continuing Privacy & Security Tiger Team discussion on patient record query and response recommendations, team co-chair, Deven McGraw—director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology—said the group has decided not to add additional policies for non-targeted queries.
The Boston medical community’s response to last month’s marathon bombings has been widely praised and credited with limiting the number of fatalities. The effort was made possible by previous emergency-preparedness programs, response practice and attention to the lessons learned from other cities, according to an article published May 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT (ONC) revoked the certification of two EHR products and announced on April 25 that they no longer meet the requirements of Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.