The IT Law Wiki

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.

Latest revision Your text
Line 9: Line 9:
 
The [[President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology]] ([[PCAST]]) has concluded that [[information technology]] can help catalyze a number of important benefits including improved [[access]] to patient [[data]], which can help clinicians as they diagnose and treat patients and patients themselves as they strive to take more control over their health; streamlined monitoring of public health patterns and trends; an enhanced ability to conduct clinical trials of new diagnostic methods and treatments; and the creation of new high-­technology markets and jobs. [[Health information technology]] can also help support a range of healthcare-­related economic reforms needed to address the U.S.'s long­-term fiscal challenges.
 
The [[President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology]] ([[PCAST]]) has concluded that [[information technology]] can help catalyze a number of important benefits including improved [[access]] to patient [[data]], which can help clinicians as they diagnose and treat patients and patients themselves as they strive to take more control over their health; streamlined monitoring of public health patterns and trends; an enhanced ability to conduct clinical trials of new diagnostic methods and treatments; and the creation of new high-­technology markets and jobs. [[Health information technology]] can also help support a range of healthcare-­related economic reforms needed to address the U.S.'s long­-term fiscal challenges.
   
PCAST has also concluded that to achieve these objectives it is crucial that the Federal Government facilitate the nationwide adoption of a "[[universal exchange language]]" for healthcare [[information]] and a [[digital]] [[infrastructure]] for locating patient records while strictly ensuring patient [[privacy]]. More specifically, [[PCAST]] recommends that the [[Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology]] and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services develop guidelines to spur adoption of such a language and to facilitate a transition from traditional [[electronic health record]]s to the use of [[healthcare data]] tagged with [[privacy]] and [[security]] specifications.
+
PCAST has also concluded that to achieve these objectives it is crucial that the Federal Government facilitate the nationwide adoption of a "universal exchange language" for healthcare [[information]] and a [[digital]] [[infrastructure]] for locating patient records while strictly ensuring patient [[privacy]]. More specifically, [[PCAST]] recommends that the [[Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology]] and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services develop guidelines to spur adoption of such a language and to facilitate a transition from traditional [[electronic health record]]s to the use of [[healthcare data]] tagged with [[privacy]] and [[security]] specifications.
   
 
Reflecting input from industry and [[IT]] experts, [[privacy]] groups, healthcare professionals, and others, the report provides specific recommendations for cultivating an [[information technology]] ([[IT]]) ecosystem that facilitates the [[real-time]] exchange of patient information in order to modernize diagnosis and treatment, improve public health, enhance the [[privacy]] and security of [[personal data]], and create new high-technology markets and jobs while catalyzing healthcare-related economic reforms needed to address the U.S.’s long-term fiscal challenges.
 
Reflecting input from industry and [[IT]] experts, [[privacy]] groups, healthcare professionals, and others, the report provides specific recommendations for cultivating an [[information technology]] ([[IT]]) ecosystem that facilitates the [[real-time]] exchange of patient information in order to modernize diagnosis and treatment, improve public health, enhance the [[privacy]] and security of [[personal data]], and create new high-technology markets and jobs while catalyzing healthcare-related economic reforms needed to address the U.S.’s long-term fiscal challenges.

Please note that all contributions to the The IT Law Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA

Cancel Editing help (opens in new window)