Friday, January 15, 2010

Document Management Survey

According to a document management survey conducted by Computer Sciences Corporation about hospitals compliancy with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA):

- Will face severe penalties in 2015 if hospitals are not meaningful users of Electronic Health Record EHR) systems
- Only 10% have comprehensive EHRs in 2009
- Expected that 55% will have EHRs by 2014
- Only 25% of those surveyed meet at least 70% of the readiness indicators
- Only 66% have assessed where their current system has gaps
- 70% have systems with capability for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
- 8% have CPOE in place
- Less than 50% have plan to convert to new coding standard ICD-10
- Currently HER systems are certified by a body called Certification Commission for Health InformationTechnology (CCHIT)
- 93% are using a product that is CCHIT certified, but only 70% reported that their systems were capable of CPOE
- Only 54% were using latest version of software
- Only 27% use the National Council For Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) version 10.5 for medications
- Only 21% had captured at least 50% of the physician documentation electronically
- Less than 33% tracked quality of care measures during patient’s stay
- Only 52% employ encryption technologies to render data unreadable or unusable in the case of unauthorized access
- Only 40% have clear awareness of the criminal penalties in the HITECH legislation

Additional notes:

Hospitals can start collecting additional funds upto 20% in October 2010 and Medical Offices in October 2011.


No comments: