Monday, April 19, 2010

Tell The Feds What You Think!

Do you think patients getting timely copies of their electronic records, after-care summaries for each encounter, discharge summaries for each hospital stay and patient reminders for preventive as well as follow-up care are what it takes to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with chronic illness? '

The Disease Management Care Blog doesn’t think so either. The good news, however, is that it and you have an opportunity to let the Feds know why those elements are a good start and are necessary but are still insufficient. You can do so at the Health Information Technology “Federal Advisory Committee Blog” here.

That’s right, the Feds have posted a series of questions that are calling out for your on-line input. The questions range from use of the PHR, leveraging the EHR as a means of collaboration, workflow and data management.

Comments placed today will be used by the Feds in their ongoing deliberations, including an April 20 hearing.

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