Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The HIT Standards Committee Deliverables

Over the past 60 days, the HIT Standards Committee and its workgroups have been hard at work mapping standards to meaningful use. Here are their deliverables:

Clinical Quality

The Clinical Quality Workgroup Report describes the approach used to specify the 27 performance measures for 2011 which support meaningful use.

The Clinical Quality Workgroup Recommendation matrix includes all the detailed EHR data types used to compute quality measures plus a matrix of sites of care and relevant specialties. This matrix will be expanded to reflect the readiness of measures for implementation and proposed levels of performance expectations (i.e. what threshold constitutes good performance for each measure)

Clinical Operations

The Clinical Operations Workgroup Report describes the approach used to specify standards for 2011, 2013, and 2015 linked to each meaningful use metric.

The Clinical Operations Workgroup Recommendation matrix includes all the detailed standards supporting quality measures and health information exchanges as well as identification of standards gaps requiring harmonization or commission of new standards.

Privacy and Security

The Privacy and Security Workgroup Report describes the approach used to specify standards in support of meaningful use and the ARRA 8 statuatory requirements. This report also includes an overview directed at the consumer, explaining the reason all this work protects their confidentiality.

The Privacy and Security Workgroup Recommendation matrix includes all the detailed security standards and an indicator of their readiness for implementation.

An immense amount of work has gone into the effort thus far. I want to thank the HIT Standards Committee members, the Workgroups, and the HITSP staff and volunteers who joined the Workgroups. Well done!

2 comments:

John Gordon said...

I was kind of hoping for codes (standard terminologies, etc) on those quality measures.

I'm disappointed to find a spreadsheet made up of ... well.. words.

Brian Ahier said...

I love the collaboration wiki for HITSP:

http://hitsp.wikispaces.com/

Thank you for putting all this together. There has obviously been great interest in the work of the HIT Policy and STandards Committees and your efforts at transparency is quite commendable.

I have posted the rough draft transcript of this mornings 7/21 HIT Standards Meeting at:

http://ahier.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/transcript-721-hit-standards-mtg