Chicago, IL, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Clinical document exchange functionality is one more tool helping healthcare providers tap into the Healthcare IT stimulus money to be made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funds for healthcare providers depend upon “meaningful use” of healthcare information technology. A key component of meaningful use, and one that needs to be demonstrated by 2011 to get maximum funding, is the ‘capability to exchange key electronic clinical information among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically.’
The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard, with CCD (Continuity of Care Documents) is the standard most Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIEs) are using. The DHHS proposed rule goes on to give some examples of this ‘key electronic clinical information:’
“discharge summary, procedures, problem list, medication list,
allergies, (and) diagnostic test results”
Additionally, it states that this ‘information should be shared among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically.’
In a noticeable innovation to the industry, empowerED has the ability to share all of this data via exchanging CCDs. Current and future clients will be able to take advantage of this enhanced functionality when leveraging ARRA opportunities and adhering to mandates.
For more information, please contact empowersystems at (877) 362-3237 or visit: www.empower.md