“Stage 3 rulemaking is not happening until next year. Let’s spend 2013 on implementation of Stage 2 capabilities,” recommended Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, national coordinator of health IT during the March 14 Health IT Policy Committee meeting. “We need to learn from what’s working and what’s not working.”
HIMSS13 begins this weekend and the conference offers a wide range of educational sessions and experiences from pre-conference symposia and workshops to general sessions and keynote speakers to the exhibit hall.
As penalties for too many readmissions loom over hospitals, it is clear that many have not done enough to stave off Medicare payment reductions and that coordinated care efforts may require more interoperable tools to achieve results, according to Dominick Bizzarro, RPh, who spoke during a Jan. 10 webinar hosted by the Health Information Management and Systems Society.
Health information exchange (HIE) and interoperability are fundamental requirements for improving patient care, according to a panel of speakers who discussed the topic at the Dec. 12 annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC). The speakers discussed their work and experiences during the session.