48 of the nation's largest medical and health IT associations are calling for more time and flexibility to meet meaningful use stage 2. The ONC, meanwhile, has a lot of its own new ideas for flexibility.
Doctors can no longer be considered by themselves or by their patients as the ones knowing everything about the patient's care. A cultural revolution needs to change everyone's thinking: it's a team effort.
Imagine the unwelcome surprise a patient receives when they needed Tylenol at the hospital, the doctor ordered it electronically, and in walks a nurse with a Tylenol suppository. EHRs make that a common scenario.
Envisioning a future when healthcare is data-driven in a big way, Deloitte Consulting has launched a new business unit and is investing between $150 million to $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics.
Want to know the greatest security problem at your organization? It's not BYOD, un-encrypted data or authentication, though these are all a concern. Your biggest problem is that your employees can't keep from snooping in patient records they have no business being in.