Bringing Together Clinical and Administrative Data
Through a combination of public and private sector efforts, the health information underlying our health care system has undergone digital transformation, leading to great promise for better informed and safer care, increased individual engagement in health, and improved efficiency. However, the two main streams of health data the system relies on – administrative and clinical – have developed on separate trajectories, use different standards, and are not yet easily integrated. This reality leads to less than ideal consumer experiences, significant provider burden, and excessive administrative costs. Delays in care and missing information also can lead to adverse outcomes for patients. Attendees of this session will hear from public policy experts about ongoing efforts to integrate these two important data streams.
Chantal Worzala, PhD
Dr. Tom Mason
Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA
Vice President, Privacy Officer, Wisconsin Hospital Association