EHRA’s Advice to ONC on Information Blocking

In October, we provided comments to ONC on its April 2015 “Report on Health Information Blocking”, in the spirit of collaborating to establish an environment where the right data can flow to the right party at the right time using a set of agreed-upon standards.  While some press coverage characterized our comments as negative (“…Prove It”), we in fact attempted to provide balanced feedback, recognizing that the first challenge is to come up with a definition of “information blocking” that everyone agrees on.

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When Health IT is Personal

Leigh Burchell, EHRA Chair and VP for Policy and Government Affairs for Allscripts, recently wrote about her own experience with health IT and how that has broadened her perspectives as both vendor and patient.  An excerpt:

“Recently…health IT has been personalized for me in an entirely different way, and I understand it from a new perspective. Thankfully, unlike many people who speak about the challenges they’re still encountering, my experience has largely been positive since becoming a breast cancer patient.”

Read the full post, “When health IT became personal: My journey with breast cancer” on the Allscripts blog.

 

 

 

EHRA Leadership Insights: The SGR Repeal

Leigh Burchell (VP, Policy and Government Affairs at Allscripts), former vice chair of EHRA and current vice chair of our Public Policy Leadership Workgroup, provides background and insights into the recent repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) regulation, why your provider customers are happy about it, and how it moves us forward in implementing a value-based reimbursement model.

Read her post, “R.I.P. SGR” on the Allscripts blog.

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EHRs and Ebola: The Reality is Reassuring

(November 5, 2014)  Mark Segal, EHRA Chair (GE Healthcare IT) and his colleague, Keith Boone,  discuss how EHRs and other health IT can support healthcare providers and their patients in identifying and managing contagious disease outbreaks such as Ebola.
Read their full post on the GE Healthcare blog.
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