Category Archives: Health Information Exchange

Tweet Guest Blogger Dr. Marvin Boren is a passionate knowledge management professional and forward thinker.​ Challenges Picking up where I left off, I will discuss some of the challenges or barriers to HIT adoption. It would be easy to compile a long list of challenges to the adoption of HIT. Nonetheless, I’ll limit my discussion to a brief review of two general areas that I believe are of greatest importance: stakeholder attitude and technology challenges. Stakeholder Attitude: If the goals set forth by the HITECH Act are to be realized, healthcare providers must make the transformation from paper to digital records – no small feat. Thus far, the transformation has been met with considerable resistance. As reimbursement for services continues to decline along with increasing overhead expenses, efficiency and productivity must be maximized. Many stakeholders feel that the workflow changes needed in order to achieve Meaningful Use are burdensome and…

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Tweet Guest Blogger Dr. Marvin Boren is a passionate knowledge management professional and forward thinker.​ ​​​​ I’ll finish my discussion on the information sharing and knowledge management initiative resulting from the HITECH Act with some highlights from the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 – HealthIT.gov (ONC, Office of the Secretary, 2015) released in October 2015 by the ONC. In her opening letter, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the National Coordinator for Health IT, presented commentary on the Plan’s past, present, and future. As I wrap up my discussion, I believe her remarks provide an excellent perspective and are worth sharing. The following are highlights of her letter.  “Over the past five years, our nation has experienced a remarkable transformation in the collection, sharing, and use of electronic health information. Updating the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015- 2020 (Plan) has given us a chance to reflect on our health IT journey.” “Implementation…

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