This morning, Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_ONC), the National Coordinator for Health IT, gave a keynote here at the HIMSS Conference. He gave an update on the progress that CMS is making and emphasized that health care improvement will come slowly and incrementally. We must work together to focus on population health management. The use of IT will be essential. Already, there are many eligible providers who have received the financial incentives tied to meaningful use, but we have a long way to go.
2012 should be a very interesting year as more physicians and hospitals learn to use health IT more effectively. We'll see more e-prescribing, more clinical decision support, and more sharing of health information. HIEs will make this possible as more states implement strategies to improve population health management.
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