Interest Grows in Standards for Sharing Genomic Data
Big reductions in adverse drug events, pressure ulcers
by Joyce Frieden News Editor, MedPage Today
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , December 3, 2015
While it has been an elusive goal for years, the costs associated with not having standardization are mounting and "interoperability is becoming the main act" for healthcare leaders, says an HIT expert.
- $6 billion: The cost associated with cyber attacks, attributed specifically to healthcare.
- 94 percent of healthcare organizations have indicated they've had some type of a breach.
- Healthcare sustains about two and half times the cost for each record that is lost.
- Healthcare information is about 10 times more valuable than any other data on the black market: "There's tremendous incentive for breaches to take place."
Telemental health from the doctor’s office
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , December 1, 2015
It's clear that there's no easy way to share patient health data, but to turn to the last resort of heavy government regulation seems an ill-considered remedy.
• Speech recognition: 28 percent
• Image sharing: 18 percent
• VNA: 16 percent
• PACS: 15 percent
• Enterprise imaging platform: 7 percent
• Other modalities: 5 percent
• Advanced visualization: 3 percent
• Digital X-ray: 2 percent