Strategies for Automating Texas’ Unique Disclosure Requirements


HIMSS Houston Chapter – Lunch and Learn (MD Anderson Conference Center – Mays Clinic, Houston, TX, June 23, 2017) Presentation by Timothy Kelly, MS, MBA, Taylor Healthcare


Texas is the only state with an active Medical Disclosure Panel. This results in a consent process that is a challenge for providers while being beneficial for patients. This presentation examines strategies for automating this process with a goal of allowing providers to focus on disclosure; not on documentation. Recommendations for leveraging technology to enhance safety are also presented.

In addition, this session reviews the new “Quality of Informed Consent Documents Measure” which CMS has proposed to add to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

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