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1 HealthTECH Workforce Forum Presents: Electronic Health Records Adoption: Driving to 2015 and Beyond May 19 th, 2011 EHR Implementation Panel Moderator: Paula J. Magnanti, MT(ASCP) Founder & Managing Principal Strategic Healthcare Solutions Vice Chair, HIMSS Chapters Task Force Past President, New England HIMSS August 29, 2010

2 AGENDA Welcome & Introductions EHR Implementation Panelists The National Healthcare Landscape The Final Rules: Meaningful Use & HITECH Act Q & A Healthcare

3 Welcome Introductions & EHR Panelists August 29, 2010

4 EHR Implementation Panelists: Mary Griskewicz, MS, FHIMSS, Senior Director, Ambulatory Information Systems, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Barry Greene, Chief Executive Officer, EHR Consulting Firm, Libertas.md Asher Kramer, Director, EHR Management Consulting, maxit Healthcare, LLC Ludwig Spinelli, Chief Executive Officer, Optimus Health Care, Inc

5 Government Initiatives: The Healthcare Echo System August 29, 2010

6 The National Healthcare Landscape ARRA HITECH HEALTHCARE REFORM ACO~ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS HIE's, HIO's, RHIO's REC~REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTERS MEANINGFUL USE CCHIT, EHR's, PHR's BEACON COMMUNITIES PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES HIPAA 5010, HIPAA HITECH ICD10 The International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 November 2nd, 2010

7 National Healthcare Legislation: Review ARRA - $787 Billion, February 17, 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act HITECH - $ 25.8 Billion Health IT, February 17, 2009 The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) Meaningful Use Final Rule, July 13 th, 2010 EHR Adoption starting 2011: 15 Core Objectives for Phase 1 staring January 2011 Beacon Communities Pilot grants for 17 Communities $13.8 M-Cincinnati HealthBridge, Inc, $16.8M- Southeastern Michigan Health Association Regional Extension Center 60 (REC s) in the US EHR Adoption to Physicians and HIE Statewide Framework

8 Where Your Money Is Going? $787 billion source: August 29, 2010

9 Making Meaning of Meaningful Use Improving health and transforming health care through Meaningful Use of HIT source: HIT Policy Meaningful Use Workgroup, July 16, 2009

10 HITECH Act Regional extension centers Workforce training Medicare & Medicaid Incentives and penalties State grants for health Information exchange Standards & certification framework Adoption of EHRs Meaningful Use of EHRs Exchange of health information Improved individual and population health outcomes Increased transparency and efficiency Improved ability to study and improve care delivery Privacy & Security framework Innovation and Research to enhance HIT Blumenthal D. Launching HITECH. N Engl J Med Jan 4.

11 Meaningful Use and Why it matters? It s the standard that doctors and hospitals must achieve to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. It s the federal government s new roadmap for linking HIT and HIE to healthcare delivery system improvements. It will be the central organizing principle for the ongoing work of the Office of National Coordinator, the HIT Policy Committee, and the HIT Standards Committee It will become a dominant consideration for EHR Vendors as they upgrade their products.

12 A New Day in Healthcare for America: Affordable Care Act August 29, 2010

13 National Healthcare Legislation AFFORDABLE CARE ACT : March 30, 2010; H.R The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March The law in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, The name Affordable Care Act is used to refer to the final, amended version of the law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create a national voluntary program for accountable care organizations (ACOs) by January ACOs are provider groups that accept responsibility for the cost and quality of care delivered to a specific population of patients cared for by the groups clinicians. source:

14 National Healthcare Legislation: Websites

15 Thank You! Contact Us: Paula J. Magnanti, MT(ASCP) Founder & Managing Principal STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS cell "Your Healthcare Advisor Executive" August 29, 2010

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