Navigation Links
HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Supports Economic Stimulus Package as Key to Healthcare Transformation
Date:2/17/2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Health Records Association (EHR Association), in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), supports the compromise legislation to provide economic stimulus through funding of health information technology (HIT), promulgation of standards and enhancements to privacy regulations, as signed into law by President Barack Obama as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"We have worked closely with the US House of Representatives, US Senate and industry partners to provide information on the practical application of HIT throughout the development of this important economic recovery package," said Justin Barnes, EHR Association Chairman. "It's not just about greater adoption of electronic health records, which, of course, are an important infrastructure component of the stimulus package, but, more fundamentally, we want to ensure Americans are afforded the real benefits of interoperable health IT and EHRs, which are proven to save lives, reduce costs and increase access to quality care."

The EHR Association represents 41 member companies who are the major suppliers of electronic health record systems (EHRs) in the United States. EHR Association members have worked closely with physician practices and hospitals to successfully deploy thousands of EHRs, helping to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

"High quality, certified EHRs are ready for implementation today, and in fact are being implemented successfully throughout the United States," Barnes added. "The incentives and grants to healthcare organizations in this legislation will require that our customers demonstrate "meaningful use" of certified EHR technologies. We understand the dedication required to implement EHRs and to meet the "meaningful use" criterion, and we're prepared to support those efforts immediately. The time is now for physicians, hospitals and other eligible providers who have not yet adopted certified EHRs to do so in order to be eligible for the new incentives, grants and loans as soon as they are available."

The HIMSS EHR Association, now in its fifth year, provides leadership for the electronic health record community in the harmonization of HIT standards, the EHR certification process, standards-based healthcare interoperability, and performance and quality measures. The Association has participated in all of these initiatives over the years, adding its extensive experience in the development and deployment of EHRs. Speaking with a unified voice to represent its membership and their customers, EHR Association executives have supported codification of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and standards approach that builds on the framework created by the National eHealth Collaborative, the Health IT Standards Panel (HITSP) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology IT (CCHIT).

"We are pleased that the work our industry has done to accelerate EHR interoperability, standards, and accelerated adoption over the past several years will serve as the foundation for ongoing efforts to transform the healthcare system," said Andy Ury, MD, EHR Association Vice Chair. "We look forward to working closely with our customers to provide the tools and services that they will need to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunity this legislation offers," Dr. Ury concluded.

About HIMSS EHR Association

HIMSS EHR Association is a trade association of electronic health record (EHR) companies that join together to lead the HIT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the US. The Association provides a leadership forum for the vendor community to speak with a unified voice relative to standards development, the EHR certification process, interoperability, performance and quality measures, and other EHR issues as they become subject to increasing government, insurance and provider-driven initiatives and requests. Membership is open to HIMSS Corporate Members companies that design, develop and market their own EHRs. The Association is a partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and operates as an organizational unit within HIMSS. For more information, visit http://www.himssEHRA.org.

Available Topic Expert: For information on the listed expert,

click appropriate link.

Justin Barnes

http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=72107


'/>"/>
SOURCE HIMSS
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Collaborate and Converse on HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki
2. HIMSS Releases Health IT Blueprint for Obama Administration and Congress
3. Microsoft and HIMSS Launch Health Users Group Across EMEA
4. HIMSS New Jersey and Delaware Valley Chapters Sponsor Regional Conference
5. 2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized
6. Mosaica Partners Kolkman to Chair HIMSS Healthcare Information Exchange Steering Committee
7. HIMSS Summit08 and Advocacy Day
8. Agfa HealthCare, InterComponentWare, and Sun Microsystems Join Open eHealth Foundation at HIMSS08
9. Seal Shield Introduces New Silver Seal Washable, Antimicrobial Mouse at HiMSS Healthcare Symposium
10. Aware, Inc. to Demonstrate Groundbreaking Medical Imaging Streaming Solution at HIMSS08
11. Greenway Medical Technologies Strengthens Industry Leadership With Participation in the IHE Connectathon and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an ... to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... Foundation, which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the ... iaedp™ Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor ... on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning ... innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based ... next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device ... compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to ... also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression ... crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October ... on that day with the investment community and media ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern ... a live webcast of the conference call through a ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ... earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November 3, ... (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / ... the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, ... initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: