With the administration ratcheting up their efforts to promote health reform, industry leaders and government technocrats are scrambling to keep pace with the finer points required as part of the Recovery Act.
As the dust settled in Philadelphia following the National Conference of State Legislatures Friday, new faces and a new-found resolve to pickup the pieces of a broken economy marked the end of a week-long summit rife with a mixture of concern, uncertainty and optimism.
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue signed an executive order last week to consolidate the state’s Health IT recovery efforts. According to Executive Order 19, the Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission (HWTF) is the state-designated entity responsible for coordinating North Carolina’s Health IT strategy.
To help parse out the difficult and sometimes confusing issues surrounding “meaningful use” Perot Systems’ executive vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. HarryGreenspun, will host a webinar this Thursday, July 23rd, at 2pm ET.
In order to facilitate the massive Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority program, Massachusetts chose Perot Systems to operate the IT infrastructure and member support call centers. Perot Systems’ Tim Olivier, who serves as the chief operating officer of their healthcare group, spoke with CivSource to discuss the company’s work with the program.
John Hummel, Chief Technology Offer for Perot Systems’ healthcare group, believes that by giving patients more control of their medical information and by enforcing stricter penalties for exposed data, a new trend in security will develop. Mr. Hummel sat down last week with CivSource to talk personal health records, information security and the industry’s next big thing.