Payment Reform Is Among The Keys To Unlocking Health IT Potential – RAND Commentary
Adoption of electronic health records continues to rise, but analysis from the RAND Corp. suggests that interoperability and technical issues continue to keep the promise of lower cost and higher quality health care at bay, with a key factor in changing that course being a move to a health care delivery system that favors paying for value rather than quantity.
You may also be interested in...
Realizing the full potential of the growing electronic health record adoption depends on robust health information exchange, according to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But in order to get there, questions on how HIE is financed need to be addressed.
The Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin shows how pharmacists and health information technology can be incorporated into an accountable care organization’s pharmaceutical care in a way that can help improve patient outcomes and influence prescribing behavior.
GOP leaders of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees ask CMS to halt incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records until true interoperable standards are developed and the criteria for demonstrating meaningful use are strengthened.