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EHR adoption is high around the globe, but health information exchange and patient portal adoption are falling behind.
An increase in privileged user abuse of IT resources could prove particularly harmful in terms of healthcare data security measures.
- The beginning of the transition of the advisory from a standalone document to an interactive,web-based resource
- Discontinued use of the label “best available” in order to be more inclusive
- Links to active projects listed in ONC’s “interoperability proving ground”
- Better representation of pairing of standards for observations (questions) and observation values (answers)
- Lack of robust interoperability among electronic medical record systems (EMR).
- Absence of technology standards for the sharing of clinical information for use in clinically driven workflow.
- Resistance to a centralized model for medical record compilation, leading to the widespread use of a federated storage/access model.
There is a disconnect between the MIPS / MACRA push for physicians and what is happening on the hospital side of the equation.
“Anything and everything we now develop, whether it’s for a doctor, scheduler, caregiver, we’re always thinking how would a patient be a consumer of this information, and how would you think about that end-to-end thing,” said Rana, who in his early days at the company led the development of Epic’s MyChart patient portal.