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Internet Based Secure Health Data Exchange

Testimony advising standards and technologies to share data between healthcare providers reliably and securely

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Internet Based Secure Health Data Exchange: Paper

Introduction: A Global Challenge Before Us

On behalf of Intel Corporation, we are honored to submit this testimony to the HIT Standards Committee with our recommendations for standards and technologies to reliably and securely share data between healthcare providers. We are very supportive of the efforts of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to help drive widespread adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. And we are particularly pleased to see the emphasis on helping small and medium-sized healthcare practices adopt health IT through practical, simple guides to the secure exchange of health data.

Given the worldwide demographic and economic realities of rising healthcare costs, a dwindling medical workforce, and increasingly complex, co-morbidity patients to treat, we believe the build-out of local-to-national healthcare information exchanges is essential. Standard & Poor‘s recent report, Global Aging 2010: An Irreversible Truth, provides a sobering glimpse of the fiscal challenges we face in the U.S. and abroad; we simply cannot afford to deliver healthcare as we have in the past. We need a 21st century health information infrastructure—that enables care coordination, personalized medicine, and community-based support—not only to improve access and quality of care for all Americans, but also to maintain our viability and competitiveness in a global economy.

To that end, based on Intel‘s experiences worldwide with healthcare and other industries, we believe that secure exchange of healthcare data amongst healthcare providers via the internet is a crucial first step in a long journey to invent a new healthcare system for our nation. In the following pages, we will unpack three simple beliefs.

Read the full Internet Based Secure Health Data Exchange Paper.

Read the full Internet Based Secure Health Data Exchange white paper: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/healthcare-it/internet-based-secure-health-data-exchange-paper.html

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