The banking industry successfully moved to electronic records. What’s really so different about health care?
For the life of me, I can’t understand what the holdup is for electronic health records. It seems like a no-brainer with a lot of components, like HIPAA already in place. Yesterday’s article in the Washington Post attempts to explain some of the issues — but as I read it, I found myself shaking my head.
I don’t buy “privacy” or “security” or even “lack of standards.” Like all things, it probably comes down to money and profit. Let’s hope Obama’s $19 billion finally gets the ball rolling.