Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Implementation and Adoption Hearings
Tomorrow from 9am to 4pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, the Implementation Workgroup of the HIT Standards Committee will hold hearings to identify enablers and barriers to the adoption and implementation and standards.
We've assembled a great group from non-healthcare industries, providers, vendors and quality measurement organizations. Testimony will include
Non-Healthcare Industries Panel
Skip Best and Davis Miller, Covisint
Adam Bosworth, XML and SQL
Clarence So, Salesforce.com
Andy Wiesenthal, MD, Kaiser Permanente (IDN)
Dick Taylor, MD, CMIO, Providence Health, Portland, OR (IDN)
Rick Warren, VP/CIO, Allegiance Health, MI (Community Hospital)
Lisa Bewley, RN, VP/CIO, Regional West Medical Center, Scotts Bluff, NE (Community Hospital)
Louis Spikol, MD, Allentown, PA (Small Practice)
Floyd "Tripp" Bradd, MD, Front Royal, VA (Small Practice)
Rick Ratliff, SureScripts
Arien Malec, Relay Health
Sean Nolan, MicroSoft
Girish Kuman, eClinicalWorks
Chris Stevens, Orion Health
Quality Measures Panel
Ralph Brindis, American College of Cardiology
Richard Gliklich, CEO, Outcome Sciences
Jesse Singer, NYC Health
Barbara Rabson, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Jack Bowhan, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
What kind of testimony can you expect?
In non-healthcare industries, standards have been used to coordinate the supply chain. What tools and techniques were used to encourage the entire manufacturing ecosystem to participate?
Do we need better educational materials such as implementation guides that include all the base standards so that there is no "indirection" - jumping between implementation guide websites and standards development organization websites?
Are there gaps in standards that need to be filled to encourage adoption in different healthcare environments?
The real purpose to the meeting is to encourage transparency and build a feedback loop that connects real world users of standards with the organizations that govern and create standards development.
During the meeting we'll kick off a new website that will enable the public to post comments about standards, privacy, and implementation experiences, including the ability to rank ideas via social networking tools. I'll post the URL to the new website tomorrow.
To participate in the meeting, join by audio conference or webcast.
I look forward to hearing your feedback!
Posted by John Halamka at 3:00 AM