Another productive meeting was held with the Certification Work Group this afternoon. The recent updates to the OSEHRA Technical Journal were shown and the Inactive Allergies submission reached the final plateau. The slides from today's meeting can be found attached to this post on osehra.org
We would like to announce the creation and first meeting of one of our newest OSEHRA groups. The EHR Data Accessibility & Extraction Work Group, chaired by Gary Parker, will orchestrate work efforts that identify, collaborate, and harness methods, tools, and cooperation from EHR vendors and their integrators. The purpose of this will be to provide accessibility to the captured clinical data within these same EHR systems to support clinical decisions and expansive health care analytics.
The requirements for Meaningful Use 2 certification have forced all EHR Vendors to add new data fields and capabilities to accomodate SNOMED and other codes associated with an encounter. Like most other EHRs, VistA is missing this capability. Because the VA has been slow to add the new fields and capabilities, most VistA varients outside the VA have added the necessary files/fields and supporting software to pass MU2 Certification.