“Ultimately I envision care that is driven by multiple electronic data streams – not just one’s own personal medical history, but also insights from population and public health efforts. That’s not yet a reality, but it is within reach.
More practically, we will focus on improving interoperability so patients can access and move their health records and providers can easily send, receive, and analyze patient data. We will also prioritize improving EHR technologies and reducing documentation burden, time inefficiencies, and hassle for clinicians, allowing them to focus on their patients rather than their computers. We need to ensure that our policies reflect the goals of economic transparency and operational efficiency to lower both the cost of care and administrative costs. We will be working closely with our colleagues across the public and private sector and with Members of Congress to share that message. I want to empower people to shop for care and empower the healthcare market to be efficient without adding to our regulatory and policy ‘stack.’”
The foregoing excerpts from the June 15, 2017, blog post entitled Coming to ONC – One Informaticist’s Journey by Don Rucker, MD, recently appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the National Coordinator (http://bit.ly/2tF32x1) provide a glimpse of future health information technology policy direction. In particular, Dr. Rucker’s intent to “prioritize improving EHR technologies and reducing documentation burden, time inefficiencies, and hassle for clinicians, allowing them to focus on their patients rather than their computers” is a goal that the Cloud Healthcare Appliance Real-TIme Solution as a Service (CHARTSaaS) reference architecture (RA) is intended to facilitate.
Please validate to your own satisfaction the proposition that a CHARTSaaS RA-compliant IT solution can realize Dr. Rucker’s visionby reading the white paper at http://bit.ly/2r1OtoR, viewing the tutorials posted on YouTube (http://bit.ly/2sVajvS) and also by reviewing the details of CHARTSaaS™ and the CHARTSaaS RA™ in these presentations:
Healthcare providers will benefit significantly from appreciating and then applying a CHARTSaaS RA-compliant IT solution. To do so will mitigate medical mistakes (currently the third leading cause of patient deaths. per Makaray and Daniel (re http://bit.ly/1rtW6Sa); thereby minimizing patient adverse events and optimizing clinical case outcomes while maximizing the cost-effectiveness of care and treatment, and also accelerating the accrual and facilitating the application of medical knowledge.