Presentation on theme: "CureMD User Group Meeting Importance of Technology in Healthcare Ellen Shakespeare, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA City University of New York School of Professional."— Presentation transcript:
CureMD User Group Meeting Importance of Technology in Healthcare Ellen Shakespeare, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA City University of New York School of Professional Studies Ellen.Shakespeare@mail.cuny.edu
What’s the Hype About? In 2004, President Bush called for “the majority of Americans to have interoperable electronic health records within 10 years”. Dr. David Brailer was named the first national coordinator and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology was established. In February 2009, President Obama signed the HITECH Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provided $17.2 billion to providers to move forward with EHR adoption.
Digging Deeper The ONC now has five strategic goals; 1.Achieve Adoption and Information Exchange through Meaningful Use of Health IT 2.Improve Care, Improve Population Health, and Reduce Health Care Costs through the Use of Health IT 3.Inspire Confidence and Trust in Health IT 4.Empower Individuals with Health IT to Improve their Health and the Health Care System 5.Achieve Rapid Learning and Technological Advancement
ONC Programs The ONC’s programs include; Health IT Adoption programs a)Regional Extension Centers b)Workforce Development Program c)Consumer e-Health Program d)State Health Information Exchange Programs e)And more!
Where are we going? Improve our Country’s health –Identify safety issues –Detect epidemics –Improve overall healthcare Better information means better healthcare Interoperability – –This is the ultimate outcome –Check out the courses at the ONC’s website http://www.healthit.gov/providers- professionals/interoperability-training-courseshttp://www.healthit.gov/providers- professionals/interoperability-training-courses
Certification Certification ensures that the EHR technology providers choose to adopt offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help them achieve meaningful use. Eligible health care providers must use certified EHR technology to qualify for incentive payments.
Health Information Exchange Health Information Exchange allows health care professionals and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically. There are many health care delivery scenarios driving the technology behind the different forms of health information exchange available today. 1 HIE, HIX – two different things! 1. http://www.healthit.gov/
Wrapping Up! Incremental changes in Health IT have been implemented over the last 30 years The EHR is the next step Now is the time – Let’s do it! 1
Acknowledgements Transforming the Nation’s Health System: The Role of Information Technology and the Workforce, August 9, 2010 Charles P. Friedman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Contact Information Ellen Shakespeare, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA City University of New York School of Professional Studies 101 West 31 st Street New York, New York 10001 office: (646) 344-7324 cell: (646) 823-4781 ellen.Shakespeare@mail.cuny.edu