Meaningful use 2: 2013's interoperability challenge

March 2013
Medical Economics;3/25/2013, Vol. 90 Issue 6, p18
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The article discusses the challenges physicians in the U.S. are facing in their transition from electronic health record (EHR) implementation to data exchange. It notes that the connectivity barriers leave physicians with fewer options for meeting the information exchange requirements. It also tackles the need for them to take several steps which include encrypting data, installing firewalls, and frequently changing access passwords to ensure the security of patients' health information. INSETS: MU2 objectives;Interoperability is goal of EHR vendor alliance;Health information exchange pilot to begin soon.


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