In a rousing and impassioned speech, ONC's chief said that America is halfway through digitizing healthcare and five percent of the way through transforming workflows to take advantage of the infrastructure. Achieving that will require new roles of the entire care team.
With digitization and interconnected devices come HIPAA compliance costs and a web of security issues. Organizations should thus be devoting extra scrutiny to vendors and designing security architectures from the get-go, one cyber-security analyst suggests.
Vermont's HIE, managed by the nonprofit Vermont Information Technology Leaders, is seen as an enabler for the coordination and quality assurance the state will require of providers, as it moves to a largely single payer system in 2017.
Despite the frustration and the jokes around iEHR, real data exchange is happening between the DoD and VA and the potential to build on that for the future resides in creatively using resources built in the past. MORE
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources. MORE