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Sharing Clinical Data Electronically

Sharing Clinical Data Electronically VIEWPOINT A Critical Challenge for Fixing the Health Care System ability to engage in HIE (ie, share clinical data electroni- Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD cally with others) in the criterion for “meaningful use,” the Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH federal standard for incentives to health care practitioners and hospitals for using an electronic health record. In the HE UNITED STATES IS UNDERTAKING AN AMBITIOUS EF- future, meaningful use will likely require that clinicians ac- fort to wire the health care system. The goal is to tually engage in HIE, not just demonstrate the ability. Part build a nationwide information infrastructure to of the motivation for beginning with less stringent require- Tserve as the foundation for large and sustained im- ments is that even for clinicians and health care organiza- provements in performance. Widespread adoption of health tions with an electronic health record, there are few acces- information technology will support new care delivery mod- sible, affordable options for sending and receiving data els, such as patient-centered medical homes, alongside electronically across organizations. Therefore, a second part broader initiatives, such as performance reporting and pub- of the federal approach is to engage states in creating such lic health surveillance. To enable http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Sharing Clinical Data Electronically

JAMA , Volume 307 (16) – Apr 25, 2012

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.525
pmid
22535851
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Abstract

VIEWPOINT A Critical Challenge for Fixing the Health Care System ability to engage in HIE (ie, share clinical data electroni- Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD cally with others) in the criterion for “meaningful use,” the Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH federal standard for incentives to health care practitioners and hospitals for using an electronic health record. In the HE UNITED STATES IS UNDERTAKING AN AMBITIOUS EF- future, meaningful use will likely require that clinicians ac- fort to wire the health care system. The goal is to tually engage in HIE, not just demonstrate the ability. Part build a nationwide information infrastructure to of the motivation for beginning with less stringent require- Tserve as the foundation for large and sustained im- ments is that even for clinicians and health care organiza- provements in performance. Widespread adoption of health tions with an electronic health record, there are few acces- information technology will support new care delivery mod- sible, affordable options for sending and receiving data els, such as patient-centered medical homes, alongside electronically across organizations. Therefore, a second part broader initiatives, such as performance reporting and pub- of the federal approach is to engage states in creating such lic health surveillance. To enable

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 25, 2012

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