The author states that the EHR must be capable of importing longitudinal lifetime data from any patient to assess the value of any given treatment or evaluation.
The new Electronic Health Record will have to:
- Attain a level of interoperability through out the entire medical universe. A good first step is a national database.
- Both during and at the end of an evaluation, the provider must receive artificially intelligent notifications as what to do next. The opposite is also true- What not to do!
- The EHR will have to link automatically to multiple treatment guidelines and suggestions made by various societies.
- The CPOE will have to reflect both cost and effectiveness of any orders or treatment plans.
When the new payment guidelines are released:
- The EHR developers and the providers will have to program the EHR to notify the provider of what documentation needs to be filled out in order to get paid. This will have to be a dynamic function as the rules will be constantly changing.
- The EHR at the end or during each encounter will have to present the providers with a checklist of documentation required.
- It will be a race to accomplish these goals, so that payments will not be interrupted.