The information contained about you in your doctors Electronic Health Record system is a commodity. A valuable one. But who owns it?
As consumers become more engaged with their own health care, the demand will soar for cost effective choices and products for patients. Consumers will rely heavily on mobile apps to track down and compare the best doctors, inexpensive imaging options and coupons for prescriptions.
And what about this data? Stage 2 and 3 of the Meaningful Use requirements already call for apps like secure doctor/patient communications, clinical summaries, patient education and product interoperability. Not only will sharing information save dollars, but it spells big business for advertisers.
How? By sharing a patients medical information, advertisers have a tremendous opportunity to deliver specific content to a consumer’s mobile devices based on behavioral patterns, current medical needs and preventative suggestions.
Capturing and sharing patient data through system interoperability can both cut costs of healthcare delivery as well as offer consumers more choices and savings for their healthcare. Security issues will surely be a ongoing concern, but such information can be rendered anonymous and depersonalized.
Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) is a work in progress, as are the components of Electronic Medical Record systems. The combination of revenue dollars, patient benefits and vendor marketshare will surely help to formulate the next milestone in healthcare interoperability.
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IBM is creating a business unit for the Watson supercomputer to encourage more apps built on the technology. The US $1B venture capital fund will include apps such as building versions of Watson that will data mine patient health records to determine optimal treatments and lifestyle changes.
Will Watson’s approach include access to willing Electronic Medical Record systems, patient Personal Health Records and healthy outcome resources? Perhaps even using social media for drawing comparisons? If so, this could be the beginning of a Grand Unified Theory of patient care and outcomes. After all, why should a patient get a second opinion when he can have a thousand?
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Population Health Management (PHM) is an evolving approach to effectively
manage patients across the continuum of health and care by delivering
appropriate intervention according to patient risk and disease severity. Many factors are taken into consideration for PHM, such as data from a patients Electronic Health and Medical Records (EHR/EMR), depersonalized claim submission information, doctor-to-doctor/doctor-to-patient interactions and communications other data not part of a patients medical records.
November 19, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
ACRONYM / Definition
Affordable Care Act
Admit Discharge Transfer
Patient Allergy Information
Active Server Pages
Continuity Of Care Document
Clinical Document Architecture
Clinical Decision Support
Current Dental Terminology
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Computerized Physician Order Entry
Current Procedural Terminology
Codes For Vaccines Administered
Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders
E & M
Evaluation & Management
Electronic Health Record
EHR-Lab Interoperability And Connectivity Specification
Federally Qualified Health Center
Full Time Employee
H & P
History And Physical
Health Information Exchange
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Pane
Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
Health Level Seven Defined Standard Functional Model
History Of Present Illness
International Classification Of Disease
Integrating The Healthcare Enterprise
Logical Observation Identifiers Names And Codes
Medical Document Management
Master Files Change Notification Message
Master Patient Index
Medical Record Number
Mississippi Heath Information Network
National Committee For Quality Assurance
National Health Information Network
Office Of The National Coordinator’s Authorized Testing And Certification Body
Para-EHR: All of the information that should be in a patients EHR, but isn’t
Patient Centered Medical Home
Physician Quality And Reporting System (Formerly PQRI)
Patient Visit Information
Revenue Cycle Management
Request For Proposal
Review Of Systems
Return Referral Information
Security Assertion Markup Language
Schedule Information Unsolicited
Systematized Nomenclature Of Medicine
Schedule Request Message
Uniform Data System
Uniform Resource Locator
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Virtual Private Network
Unsolicited Vaccination Record Update
The summary below of the Electronic Health Records Improvement Act was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Electronic Health Records Improvement Act – Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to exempt certain eligible physicians in solo practice and physicians near early retirement age from the application of the Medicare payment adjustment for not demonstrating electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use for certain payment years.
Establishes a special rebate for eligible professionals who receive a negative adjustment to their payments for failure to establish an EHR process but subsequently do establish a process meeting the criteria for establishing meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
Creates specified additional exceptions to the application of the Medicare negative payment adjustment for certain Medicaid providers participating in the Medicaid EHR incentive program and hospital-based eligible professionals not demonstrating EHR meaningful use.
Adds as a criterion for meaningful EHR user that an eligible professional satisfactorily uses a qualified national specialty registry system that measures quality improvement or improves patient safety.
Directs the Secretary to specify criteria for determining:
(1) if a national specialty registry system is qualified under this Act, and
(2) if an eligible professional has demonstrated satisfactory use of such a system for a period.
(1) Medicare EHR incentives (increased payments and adjustments) to eligible professionals practicing in rural health clinics, and
(2) Medicare Electronic Prescribing (ERx) and quality reporting incentives to rural health clinics.
Disqualifies claims for items or services furnished by an eligible professional at an ambulatory surgical center during performance years for the 2015, 2016, or 2017 payment determinations from inclusion in data used to determine if the eligible professional is a meaningful EHR user.
Exempts certain eligible professionals from certain EHR meaningful use requirements for purposes of the Medicare payment adjustment.
Creates a process for eligible professionals to appeal a determination that they did not qualify as a meaningful EHR user.
Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to make certain requirements of this Act inapplicable to eligible professional Medicaid provider incentives to encourage the adoption and use of certified EHR technology.
For most recent information on this bill, visit https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1331#overview
EHR vendors are invited to use a patented online content delivery platform for clinical content for physicians and patients, drug sample programs, co-pay vouchers, DME orders and pharma promotional messaging to their entire EHR subscriber network.
This patented content delivery system is a HIPAA compliant, patented delivery model for a variety of clinical and promotional content to the EHR community. It also provides support for Meaningful Use stage 2 compliance. The benefit of a simple internet based connection, eliminating the high cost of establishing custom API’s and the ongoing maintenance associated with them, is an attractive proposition to the EHR vendor’s. The significant incremental revenue stream from multiple content sources is also very attractive proposition to help subsidize EMR adoption.
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As the use of Electronic Health Records has reached a tipping point, many EHR vendors and their users are faced with the reality that a company is no longer financially sustainable. As a result, physicians may have too seek a new EHR system to replacce their old one.
Or do they?
If “abandoned system” users are willing to pay $50 per month, they can likely not only keep the system alive, but make it thrive, keep updated with MU2/MU3, ICD-9 and other unforeseen changes in reporting regulations.
Also, If a practice has decided they can no longer stomach the HIT market
risk from unstable vendors, they can be provided their own PM and/or EMR. That’s right, they own it. A very affordable upfront cost, a system that works how they want it too.
Gone can be the model of ongoing SaaS fees. And, as a SaaS solution, customers can benefit from receiving INCREMENTAL REVENUE for their practice via a patented content delivery solution…Imagine communicating with every phycician and patient/consumer in the US on a targeted, granular level. Talk about ROI on, well, minimal ROI!
The result is an entire network of existing users on different systems with minimal disruption on their end.
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Online media and advertising may be a mainstay for many hosted and web based EHR systems, but most of the delivered content falls on deaf ears.
Most marketers know that half of their advertising does not work. The problem is figuring out which half. It is like the giant billboard for a restutrant I pass going to and from work everyday…it has been there for years. Problem is I never set foot in the place.
This cash drain and sales meeting buzz kill can be remedied by having the immediate ability to control the content delivery to every physician in the US as well as the patients/consumers whos health data populate the many EHR systems available today. Did you know that this solution exists and its network is ready to assist anyone taking the time to explore the opportunity?
Anyone interested in finding out more or seeing a demo can contact My EMR Choice (www.MyEMRChoice.com). This patented, high demand solution will appeal to sales, marketing, CFOs, CIO and investors. We look forward to assisting you.