“Five percent of the problem is people and 90 percent of the problem is systems,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, national coordinator of health IT, in opening remarks at the Health IT Policy Committee on May 7.
In a continuing Privacy & Security Tiger Team discussion on patient record query and response recommendations, team co-chair, Deven McGraw—director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology—said the group has decided not to add additional policies for non-targeted queries.
NEW ORLEANS—The proliferation of mobile devices and the dawn of genomic sequencing will allow digital medicine to migrate into democratized medicine, or what Eric J. Topol, MD, called a Medical Gutenberg era, during his March 5 keynote lecture at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference.
New Orleans—"While technology is necessary to engage patients, provider behaviors and processes are much harder to change,” Edward Martinez, senior VP and CIO at Miami Children's Hospital, said during his March 4 lecture at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference.
NEW ORLEANS—Meaningful use (MU) Stage 2 is in the headlights, cautioned Robin Raiford, RN, research director at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., March 3 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference. Raiford opened the session by chastising those griping about MU: "This is about patients. Practicing medicine without an EHR is like functioning without a brain."