"Who could have ever imagined seeing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich standing side-by-side with former first lady and now senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton announcing their shared plan for the nation's healthcare system?
And yet there they were this past May, holding a joint press conference and describing how they would drag health care, kicking and screaming if need be, into a future filled with new IT and communication systems.
The Gingrich-Clinton announcement was not an isolated event. It was followed immediately by the introduction of the 21ist Century Health Information Act of 2005 in the House, jointly sponsored by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.). A companion Senate bill came a week later introduced by Sens. Mel Martinez (R- FIa.) and Clinton. "
Well, not really the apocolypse. Actually a logical next step, that properly done will make HIPAA compliance much easier, by further automation of the system.
More as I learn more.