The current federal focus on reporting of quality measures and the technical specifications required by the Meaningful Use and ONC HIT Certification programs drive much of what is needed in HIT systems to report out quality measures.

It is perhaps more critical that providers of all types have access to internal reports on their quality of care as well as reports on their resource consumption.

Reporting to various registries and Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) are also functions that will not only lead to improved public health efforts, but to better health for the patients partnering with their provider organization.