The Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) recently invited its member physicians to share insights and opinions on the latest EHR technology through a joint survey with AmericanEHR Partners, which is a physician resource that offers access to ratings and information about EHR systems and vendors. According to AMA, findings from this member survey are intended to support physicians in the selection and use of EHRs and improve the value of this technology for both physicians and patients.
“Advances in EHR systems must accommodate a variety of physician practices if the technology is to meet its full potential to streamline workflow and help deliver better care to patients,” AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D. said in a statement “Survey input from physicians will help guide the AMA and AmericanEHR Partners in our shared commitment to foster advances that help physicians use health IT to successfully improve health care delivery.”
The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability and healthcare data analytics.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.