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The American healthcare system is in the process of significant change. Healthcare represents the fastest growing segment of our GDP, accounting for 17.3% of expenditures in 2009 and 19.3% projected for 20191, with Medicare and Medicaid representing 35% of that segment. Most metrics and outcome measures indicate that our healthcare system is operating inefficiently and that we are not getting our fair share from our investment. There is a broad consensus that these trends are unsustainable and that a change is mandated. It is generally agreed that health information technology (HIT) must play a significant role in effecting this change.
Health information technologies have been slow to trickle down to physician offices in the United States, and the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in the U.S. lags significantly when compared to other nations. In the last several years, we have witnessed a major change. Ongoing government initiatives have actively endorsed the use of HIT across the continuum of care.
The Dark Report is happy to offer our readers a chance to download our recently published FREE White Paper “Connecting Labs to Physicians’ Electronic Health Records: Effective Strategies for Laboratories to Add Value” at absolutely no charge. This free download will provide readers with a detailed overview adding value connecting labs to physicians’ EHRs. This report will help laboratories to implement solutions that deliver the levels of service and connectivity needed to remain competitive and increase market share.
Among other topics, this white paper specifically addresses:
- HITECH Initiatives
- Meaningful Use
- Clean Orders
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction — Page 4
Chapter 2. Market Pressures Changing the Business of Healthcare — Page 6
Chapter 3. Stimulus Funding Synopsis — Page 8
Chapter 4. The Path to Meaningful Use — Page 11
Chapter 5. Importance of Laboratory Data — Page 14
Chapter 6. Laboratory Competitive Pressures — Page 17
Chapter 7. Lab-EHR Connectivity Challenges— Page 19
Chapter 8. Advantages of a Partnering Strategy— Page 23
Chapter 9. The Clinical Data Exchange Solution — Page 26
Chapter 10. References — Page 31
A-1 About Gai Elhanan, M.D., M.A. — Page 33
A-2 About Mitch Fry — Page 34
A-3 Halfpenny Technologies, Inc.— Page 35
A-4 About DARK DAILY— Page 36
A-5 About The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., and The Dark Report— Page 37
A-6 About Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management— Page 38
A-7 About Kathleen N. Bowley— Page 40