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Bringing into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. Offering a sharp perception of what lies ahead and what we must change to keep us all healthy.
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AHRQ wants to study health IT's impact on work flow | Modern Healthcare

AHRQ wants to study health IT's impact on work flow | Modern Healthcare | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

AHRQ wants to study health IT's impact on work flow | Modern Healthcare...

 

TMA Says:

Many times, government agencies and payers put demands on physicians that disrupt workflow. These demands come on top of the already extensive disruptions and intrusions physicians experience. As they decide or are required to move from a paper to an electronic health record, Texas must carefully consider the impact of any new regulatory burdens placed on the physician practice, especially when many of these burdens do nothing to improve care quality. For instance, to achieve the goals of “meaningful use,” the federal government requires that physicians have a system that tracks patients’ height, weight, and blood pressure as part of “structured data.” This is required even if the physician practices a specialty where height and weight play little or no role in the medical care they provide to patients. Do patients really want to be weighed at the ophthalmologist when updating their eyeglass prescription? According to the federal government, if a physician “believes that one or two of these vital signs are relevant to their scope of practice, then they must record all three vital signs in order to meet the measure of this objective and successfully demonstrate meaningful use.” Texas should not repeat the mistakes of the federal government.

 

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Most doctors headed for penalty over Medicare quality reporting - amednews.com

Most doctors headed for penalty over Medicare quality reporting - amednews.com | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Growing numbers of physicians are earning reporting bonuses, but hundreds of thousands still have not participated in a program that turns punitive in 2013.

 

Eliminate costs and hassles that don’t contribute to or add value to patient care

 

New compliance requirements are bombarding physician practices seemingly every day.  

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