The key to protecting privacy is to eliminate the motive for violating it.
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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.
Until we settle on a unique identifier for all personal databases privacy is unachievable.
We know what works. The only question is what will make it happen, the private sector or the political system.
AllScripts did not introduce open source to health IT. It opened an app store.
Collecting EMR data on your patients by hand, and turning a hard drive into your file room, is not the future.
It's sort of an Amway model, only more systematized. The question is whether paranoia over privacy and the qualifications of the outreach staff would ever allow this to go forward in America.
MedTera uses a sponsorship business model with publishing metrics to increase patient compliance with medical directives.
Berwick signed a short-leash computing contract and appointed a respected reformer to head his innovation unit just before testifying to Congress for the first time since his recess appointment.
Autonomy can leverage your EMR system with decision support or deliver intelligent rules based on its own databases.
SureScripts will soon deliver Continuity of Care Records (CCRs) on its network and enable secure e-mailing between doctors.
What is happening is similar to what Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters did in the finance space.
The Health Internet is coming on fast. Two open source projects are creating the standards industry will follow and the resulting change may be as sudden as the Web being spun.
The folks at the the UN Foundation's mHealth Alliance are thrilled at what is happening at their annual meeting this week in Washington, D.C.
If we can get all doctors using checklists, all doctors working as teammates with nurses and other staff, then accepting the aid of software becomes a lower hurdle.
Secure, reliable messaging on HL7, under open source, will give the medical software field a common language