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Clinical Operations Workgroup’s Imaging Recommendations Presented to Full HIT Standards Committee

The HIT Standards Committee (HITSC) Clinical Operations Workgroup presented its latest recommendations regarding standards for image sharing at the monthly HITSC meeting on December 18. Aspects of the workgroup’s recommendations will be included in the HIT Policy Committee’s and HITSC’s advice to the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) regarding future regulatory updates to meaningful use (MU) and the EHR certification criteria.

The workgroup identified imaging data standards for each of four different scenarios, or “tiers” of use:

  • Exchange of text-based reports
  • Exchange of non-radiology/cardiology medical images (such as pictures used in dermatology, etc.)
  • Exchange of full radiology/cardiology imaging studies
  • Exchange of key images from radiological/cardiology imaging studies

The slide displaying the workgroup’s current recommendations for each tier is available here.

The recommendations are the product of several months of workgroup deliberations and presentations from a variety of players in the imaging standards arena, such as the Radiological Society of North America, radiology IT industry representatives, NIH, and others. Dr. Keith Dreyer, Chair of ACR’s IT and Informatics Committee, presented to the workgroup back in June 2013.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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