Debate no more, sharing electronic patient records upon a valid request is now the law. The industry has six short months (from May 2020) to meet the first compliance milestone.
The Federal Government is serious; unlike the financial incentives of achieving EHR meaningful use, significant fines await healthcare providers or technology vendors that refuse or fail to provide requested patient records as required by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Final Rule. Positive patient record identification has taken on an entirely new significance.
Without using an “alphabet soup” of buzzwords or quoting Government “speak,” this presentation will outline the new record sharing requirements and describe how to achieve compliance within the required timeframe, with or without the help of an EHR vendor. The speaker will discuss risk mitigation strategies that protect patient data while remaining compliant and improving patient satisfaction. Post compliance session attendees will know
- How to help position organizations to be leaders in this new era of healthcare data sharing
- What an organization’s added value will be for patients, families, other providers or practices, research organizations or payors
Few could have guessed the rise of YouTube, Google, Spotify, Priceline, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, Audible or Wikipedia when the World Wide Web was first invented. With that in mind, the discussion will close by exploring application areas that might be created for this new healthcare network. The birth of the World Heath Web (WHW) might be happening; health information professionals need to prepare for the opportunity.
September 24, 2020
1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Co-Founder, Executive VP, Medarcus
James Hoover is a seasoned technology executive and serial entrepreneur. Throughout his career, James has launched several successful technology-consulting firms and most recently joined the founding team of Medarcus, a Healthcare IT services firm based out of Washington, D.C. James is also the General Partner of Taveekan Capital; a small private equity fund focused on IT consulting firms in the Washington DC Federal market, specialty finance and healthcare IT.