- Data standards and achieving interoperability at scale
- Interoperability with consumer health technology
- Improving patient identification matching to support interoperability
- Service-oriented architectures and web-based services
A primary care physician describes the EHR system workflow that works for his practice
MedPage Today Staff Writer
Vindell Washington, M.D., the new national coordinator for health information technology, hits back at a survey citing widespread physician dissatisfaction with EHRs.
A recent Intel Security report found that the gap between data loss and breach discovery is getting larger, with healthcare organizations particularly vulnerable in data protection.
Physicians will have learn what the automated systems can and can't do, and recognize their own roles as the developers of the algorithms that smart systems will use, says a proponent of the Internet of Things.
- Improve quality of care. An array of new mobile devices enables providers to gather and analyze data of all kinds—from diagnostic details to treatment records—and they can apply this knowledge for treatment and service faster than ever before.
- Increase productivity of providers. State-of-the-art information management systems enable providers to capture a broader range of service and operating data in increasing depth in order to refine patient care and streamline business processes.