The former CMS administrator and Harvard professor explained that even Massachusetts healthcare system is "not going to be sustainable without major changes and improvements," and that will be part of his political platform.
Seeking to increase the number of priority patient-facing apps able to receive clinical data via Blue Button Plus, the new challenge allows site visitors to vote for the highest priority problems and types of products they think will help them best take care of themselves and their families.
Although none of the four GOP candidates are backing down, Romney is claiming that the math, as in number of delegates won, is on his side. That would make for a health reform showdown later this year.
In Friday's Health IT Social Media Tweetchat, sponsored by HL7 Standards, tweeters pondered whether the ICD-10 delay should be skipped and moved onto ICD-11. Either way, the topic is heating up on all social media channels. Here is a recap of what Twitter users and health IT experts are saying.
Gingrich stays on point that the initial step toward dismantling 40 percent of President Obama's government on his first day would be repealing health care. Romney maintains he would enable states to opt out.