Guest Column | May 31, 2011

Guest Column: Healthcare Data Management: Lessening Today's Pain-Points And Calming Tomorrow's Fears

By Wendi Klein, A2iA Corporation, HIMSS booth #4635

Since reform and regulation have stirred the industry, it has become an even more complex environment, though the goal is to streamline processes. In the wake of healthcare reform, healthcare IT has been forced to comply with new regulations, and healthcare IT needs have shifted. The U.S. government has set forth dates and deadlines by which providers and payors must meet certain milestones, placing emphasis on obtaining meaningful use of patient data, the availability and recovery of data to increase productivity and enhance patient care, as well as the industry's transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.