Calling the shortage of information security professionals "dire," a new report says there is an "economic ripple effect across the globe," that includes healthcare organizations. And the finding that more than 66 percent of CIOs are short-staffed does not help.
Physicians interviewed in ONC-sponsored focus groups are either implementing or looking forward to seamless electronic health information exchange technology, while some are weary with parts of the journey.
Many federal programs in some ways define the huge interoperability and health information exchange problem that is still ahead of us. John Loonsk and Cheryl Campbell explain why the government should look to information technologies, such as cloud computing, where it can while pushing the country to digitize the healthcare system.