The federal government is working on the details of a 10-year plan to put in place standards for electronic health records (EHRs). This interesting information was found on The Business of Federal Technology in their article, “DeSalvo: Time for the heavy lifting on health record interoperability.”
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is trying to create a system that enables both a continuous record of individual patient care and a broader understanding of public health.
This includes data from social and human services agencies, patient-generated health data, and information from fitness trackers and other wearable devices, as well as genomic information and other microdata that will come into play as precision medicine becomes a regular part of clinical care.
Technology provides tools to improve upon the current systems. Machine-aided indexing solutions, such as Access Integrity’s ICD Tagger, can make the transition a little easier.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.
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