If the PHI flowing through information superhighways and into and out of clouds and other data bases is adequately secured and the increased use and sophistication of health information technology results in improved quality and reduced cost, can anyone reasonably object to this race?
Continue Reading Protected Health Information on HIT Super-Highways: If it’s Secure, Do We Care Where it Travels and How it is Used When it Lands?

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The pressure on healthcare providers to convert to electronic medical records (EMR) as part of the overall HIT movement has increased dramatically in recent months. Promulgations from HHS and FTC, the federal stimulus package and HITECH, which recently heavily-amended HIPAA, create new challenges for healthcare providers.  

Over the next several months, my blog