The Federal Vision For Healthcare IT: A Dystopian Paradise
In an article published on TechCrunch on December 31, 2015, Roy Wyman discusses how federal agencies overseeing healthcare information technology (HIT) have laid out a framework for the use of technology related to monitoring of personal health, medical research and treatment, and the maintaining and sharing of electronic health records (EHR). Using the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Federal Health IT Strategic Plan as a guide, he spells out the potential winners and losers if the market moves in the direction the government hopes, with apps and devices, research and Learning Health System potentially being the winners and EHR vendors and privacy and security being the potential losers.
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