The reason why interoperability wasn’t baked into HITECH? Because ONC knew it couldn’t be developed in a committee, but had to be done “in the real world,” even if that meant it would be “messy,” says Doug Fridsma.
If we want to make interoperability a reality, we need to stop thinking of it as a utopian place where data flows freely, and instead define it as the ability to incrementally improve functionality, says Doug Fridsma.
To assume that patients don’t want access to their data “underestimates” what they can do, says AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, who talks about why it can be empowering for patients, providers, and developers.
The critical factor in determining the risk posed by different types of clinical decision support (CDS) software is whether that support “is mediated by a human being,” stated AMIA in a comment letter sent to the FDA, which is preparing draft guidance on mobile medical applications. The FDA’s most rigorous attention, AMIA advised, should be […]