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Dr. Matthew King testifies about WorldVistA EHR

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| VistA is the aspirin of EHRs and if it was a drug, every provider would
| prescribe it. But just like generic aspirin, there are no “drug
| representatives” or lobbyists to sell it. Its effectiveness is clearly
| supported in the literature, but administrators don't have time to read the
| literature. So they listen to the sales pitch and the lobbyists. In the
| healthcare industry, that could cost lives.
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http://linuxmednews.com/1216956315

Breaking News: Perot Systems Lands VistA Contract in Middle East

http://linuxmednews.com/1217437135


Recent:

Warning sounded on Microsoft and Google's health records landgrab

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| Microsoft and Google both assert that their service will give people greater
| control over their own healthcare. It's already happening at pace at some big
| hospitals, Mandl and Kohane note. At New York Presbyterian, authorities are
| committed to allowing patients to transfer information to the Microsoft
| HealthVault. * *
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...health_record/


Related:

Use Health Vault, Lose Your Rights

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| Microsoft has announced (NY Times Article) Health Vault. What should have
| followed here is a review of the service by my actually trying it. *
|
| [...]
|
| Heard enough? So had I. I'm absolutely going to pass on Health Vault. In
| addition to looking like the Microsoft Passport debacle redux, this is a very
| one-sided contract. They can harm you but you cannot harm them. There is no
| way for any 3rd party to verify that their privacy and security software
| works. * *
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http://www.linuxmednews.com/1191521272


Your data or your life

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| As unlikely and alarmist as this sounds, it could really happen. Intracare
| is the publisher of a popular practice management system called Dr. Notes.
| When some doctors balked at a drastic increase in their annual software
| lease, they were cut off from accessing their own patients? information.
|
| This situation is completely unconscionable. There can be no truly
| open doctor-patient relationship when an unrelated third party is the
| de facto owner of and gatekeeper to all related data.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/node/1709
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