The growing, global epidemic of data breaches—including those in healthcare—are making people gun shy about online services, including the exchange of medical records, according to a Census Bureau survey.
Meaningful Use may not have launched the hacker express into healthcare, but it surely seems to have greased the rails.
ONC has proposed several pieces of legislation promoting better and more effective data standards for health information exchange, which would help to support the use of healthcare big data analytics to improve patient care.
Population health, population health management, interoperability — these things mean different things to different people. But no matter how you define them, the desired effect is to drive better outcomes, both for the patient and the provider.
The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT on the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.