Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Government Health IT News - The ultimate health care record

Government Health IT News - The ultimate health care record: "Experts are starting to pay more attention to potential secondary uses for the terabytes of medical information that the U.S. health care industry generates each year — the underlying motive behind intelligent electronic health records. A detailed white paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association’s January/February issue outlined some of the uses for the data beyond the direct delivery of health care, and the authors believe those uses should drive development of a national framework for handling the data. The secondary uses they listed include analysis, research, quality and safety measurement, public health surveillance, payment, provider certification or accreditation, and marketing."

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