For a lot of CE's, the Security Rule has been a brand new set of headaches. I should note that, even with the above scenario, though, there are solutions to secure communication between dissimilar systems. You do it everytime you bank online, and your WinXP desktop talks to the bank's AS/400.
"The challenge here is how to adapt security/privacy issues with sharing information," Brailer said in response to a question posed by Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., about his opinion of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act.
"We can't impose multi-million dollar practices on a small practice," Brailer added, explaining that a large practice could use biometrics in its computers while a small practice only used a password, making interoperability impossible between the two systems.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
David J. Brailer, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services actually seems like a pretty together kind of guy--- his recent testimony in front of congress brought up a lot of issues, and his perspective seemed... well, to have perspective.