Experts Cite E-prescribing, Privacy as Pivotal to Healthcare Reform | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Experts Cite E-prescribing, Privacy as Pivotal to Healthcare Reform

September 24, 2008
by root
| Reprints

The State Alliance for e-Health (State Alliance) has released a report calling for accelerated adoption and use of health information technology (HIT) and electronic health information exchange (HIE) to speed improvements in the U.S. healthcare system.

The State Alliance specifically highlights e-prescribing and consumer privacy as critical to advancing e-Health in America and encourages states to be proactive in creating and implementing policies that advance these and other e-health initiatives, according to the report.

In addition to advancing e-prescribing and addressing privacy concerns, the new report offers recommendations and specific strategies to help states speed the transition to increased use of HIT and electronic HIE, including:

  • Promoting the use of standards-based, interoperable technology;
  • Streamlining the provider licensure process to enable cross-state e-health;
  • Engaging consumers to use HIT in managing their health and health care;
  • Developing workforce capacity to support electronic HIE efforts; and
  • Providing leadership and support for e-health efforts.

The State Alliance is a consensus-based, executive-level body composed of governors, state legislators, attorney generals and state commissioners.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More



Healthcare Execs Anticipate High Cost Returns from Predictive Analytics Use

Healthcare executives are dedicating budget to predictive analytics, and are forecasting significant cost savings in return, according to new research from the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries.

Adam Boehler Tapped by Azar to Serve as Senior Value-Based Care Advisor

Adam Boehler, currently director of CMMI, has also been named the senior advisor for value-based transformation and innovation, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced.

Vivli Launches Clinical Research Data-Sharing Platform

On July 19 a new global data-sharing and analytics platform called Vivli was unveiled. The nonprofit group’s mission is to promote, coordinate and facilitate scientific sharing and reuse of clinical research data.

Survey: More Effective IT Needed to Improve Patient Safety

In a Health Catalyst survey, physicians, nurses and healthcare executives said ineffective information technology, and the lack of real-time warnings for possible harm events, are key obstacles to achieving their organizations' patient safety goals.

Physicians Still Reluctant to Embrace Virtual Tech, Survey Finds

While consumers and physicians agree that virtual healthcare holds great promise for transforming care delivery, physicians still remain reluctant to embrace the technologies, according to a new Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey.

Geisinger, AstraZeneca Partner on Asthma App Suite

Geisinger has partnered with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to create a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record and engage asthma patients and their providers in co-managing the disease.