Patient Generated Health Data: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility | HL7 Standards
by Gilbert Keith
On Patient Generate Health Data and its status re: meaningful use.
The HITSC Meaningful Use Workgroup, The Joint Commission and the ONC have been busy working on […] a recommendation that has the potential to change the dynamics of healthcare delivery. The recommendation is MU Stage 3 PGHD 204(B), or Patient Generated Health Data, under Subgroup 2, Engaging Patients and Families.
Why do I think this is the most important initiative in all stages of Meaningful Use? Because if this becomes a final rule, for the first time patients would be recognized as active members of their care team. This rule would incentivize the incorporation of documentation generated and controlled by the patient, into their Electronic Medical Record, residing side-by-side with Clinically Generated Health Data (CGHD), comprising what you and I have known up until this point as PHI. This recognition would give patients status in their care.