NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH I AM ENTHUSIASTICALLY PART OF THE FAIRVIEW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION, I DO NOT SPEAK FOR FAIRVIEW HEALTHCARE. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS AS I SEEK TO HELP FAIRVIEW ACCOMPLISH ITS CORPORATE GOALS.
Nearly a year has gone by since I accepted the honor of being the IT Director for the Project Management Office at Fairview Healthcare in Minneapolis Minnesota. My goal is to make appropriate care available to everyone in the great State of Minnesota regardless of location or other demographic factors. My interest is entirely apolitical in that I intend there to be no technical or logistical reason why folks can't receive healthcare. Policy and law are another issue entirely.
Fairview, a "not for profit" organization is perfectly positioned to deliver in line with my dream. Fairview doesn't just want to do a good job in delivering healthcare, Fairview wants to change the world of healtchare for the common person.
So, being fairly thorough, I am one of the few people on the planet who has read HR 3200 front to back including all the changes. Good laws provide general strategic guidelines while allowing for great tactical flexibility, in my opinion. As such I find HR 3200 to be actionable from an information management perspective and useful in organizing healthcare efforts. All the political issues and nuances I leave to your interpretation.
Having said that, my focus is not on taxes or finances but on creating an informational infrastructure that will facilitate Fairvew Healthcare's evolution into an "Accountable Care Organization." Whether the law endures or not, we want to be transparent, agile, effective, focused, and driven by measurable results. We want to treat patients through their lifespan and not episodically as their health fails. We want to form, essentially, health care project teams that work in concert with the customer to help them leverage our skills and capabilities in managing their own health future.
Toward that end I have developed a SharePoint Informational Policy Taxonomy that is intended to describe the process-arc of an Accountable Care Organization. We are "not for profit," so we encourage you to use this if you choose to do so.
Here is the informational taxonomy I'm deploying as a foundation for our SharePoint 2010 deployment. Even though employed, I am still free to consult so let mek now if I can help you.