Encore Presentation: WEDI's 10 Recommendations for Next-Generation HIE
Convene industry to identify best practices for patient matching, launch consumer awareness and education campaigns, initiate pilots and explore dissemination strategies, and launch an adoption campaign.
Identify curriculum and deployment strategies for standardized materials, pilot the materials, and launch educational and literacy programs.
Convene business and clinical experts to define the standard technology, data content and dissemination strategy. Identify mobile technologies and apps that easily provide users information in a timely manner. Pilot best practices and effectiveness.
Map electronic encounters (telemedicine, email, text & care monitoring) by typical use, then develop a matrix showing how innovative encounters are typically used. Evaluate and prioritize the effectiveness of technology initiatives.
Evaluate encounter models in terms of patient support & satisfaction, outcomes, ease of integration into workflow and liability issues. Assess and prioritize existing protocols and payment methodologies for electronic encounters. Survey consumer willingness to use and pay for electronic encounters.
Continue monitoring for potential regulatory barriers and best practices. Create policy mechanisms and partnerships to get supporting legislation.
Review existing methods and standards for electronic clinical quality measurement, develop a plan to get consensus on methods & standards, design and launch awareness campaigns, pilot standards and develop a plan to get industry adoption.
Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify gaps that impede connectivity and timely sharing. Develop a plan for industry consensus on methods and standards, test them, and develop a plan for adoption.
Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify impediments to linking clinical and administrative data. Develop consensus on methods & standards supporting claims attachments and quality reporting in Stage 3, then pilot.
Assess technology needs to facilitate implementation of alternative models and educate stakeholders. Assess the technology market for existing solutions to aid implementing and adopting alternative models.
The 2013 WEDI Report is available here.
Twenty years after the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange issued the WEDI Report that ushered in the HIPAA standards to automate health care administrative and financial transactions, the group in December 2013 released a roadmap to guide the next generation of health information exchange. Here's another look:
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