Medical devices and electronic health records systems are fundamental tools within our nation's health care system. They are critical to managing the health of millions of Americans every day. Medical devices have evolved from operating as stand-alone systems that were immune to traditional information technology threats, to being controlled by sophisticated and networked systems. The overall U.S. medical devices market is estimated at $100 billion with digitally connected devices, the focus of this consortium, accounting for more than a quarter of this market.
While the group’s CTO Wayne Kubick supports the move from an outdated, custom platform to a commercial EHR, organizations don’t need to be on the same platform to be interoperable, he said.
Limitations in its data system prevent metrics from capturing all provider types and provider workload – among other technical and policy flaws.
Two University of Michigan physicians explain how device info could be used to make better decisions and improve care.
Prototype could help by creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have a formal ID.