Privacy has always dogged the quest for practical health information exchange. PCAST marks the second (after the Privacy & Security Tiger Team) real effort by ONC to get ahead of the privacy problem with technology that allows the patient granular control over both the information they share and, more important, how that information is aggregated across multiple providers.
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On December 8, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the report “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward”
In its 91 pages are several “gold star” ideas for empowering patients, providers and payers to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
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DAVID C. KIBBE
In a December 8 report, “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward,” the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) urgently recommend departing from much current HIT practice in America’s hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, labs, and patient’s homes. PCAST calls on ONC to accelerate making health data easily accessible, interpretable by computers, and searchable on the web.
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