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Interoperable Electronic Healthcare Record: A Case for Adoption of a National Standard to Stem the Ongoing Healthcare Crisis


Deth Sao


Pace University

Amar Gupta


Pace University - The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

David A. Gantz


University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

November 5, 2012

Journal of Legal Medicine, Official publication of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), 2012

Abstract:     
Interoperable electronic health records (EHR) have the capacity to deliver health care at optimal costs and quality in the United States, but current private and public initiatives have delayed nationwide implementation by failing to overcome several obstacles. These obstacles include: widespread reluctance in adopting health information technology (HIT); differing technical and semantic standards for communication between vendor systems; and legal challenges, which are mainly based on liability, privacy, and security concerns. This paper examines these challenges and the inadequacies of current HIT-EHR implementation strategies, questioning in particular the validity of privacy and security-based concerns. A comparison with the U.S. finance industry and other nations facing similar challenges not only undermine these concerns, but also point to pursuit of revolutionary solutions when traditional approaches fail. To efficiently and effectively facilitate the development of interoperable EHRs and help stem the crisis of rising costs and discontent in the U.S. healthcare sector, this paper proposes enactment of federal legislation mandating uniform technical standards to maintain and transfer health records as a necessary first step and integral part of a successful solution.

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Date posted: November 8, 2012  

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Sao, Deth and Gupta, Amar and Gantz, David A., Interoperable Electronic Healthcare Record: A Case for Adoption of a National Standard to Stem the Ongoing Healthcare Crisis (November 5, 2012). Journal of Legal Medicine, Official publication of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), 2012 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2171411

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Deth Sao
Pace University ( email )
White Plains, NY
United States
Amar Gupta (Contact Author)
Pace University - The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems ( email )
163 William Street
New York, NY 10038
United States
David A. Gantz
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
520-621-1801 (Phone)
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