The effective adoption and use of health information technology can provide significant support for broader efforts to reform health care in the United States, plus reduce health care costs and medical errors. Brookings experts explore the benefits of health IT and, in particular, how it can improve the quality of health care, and make the system more cost-effective in the long term.
A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014. About two thirds of all websites use code known as OpenSSL to help secure those encrypted sessions. Researchers last week warned they have uncovered a security bug in OpenSLL dubbed Heartbleed, which could allow hackers to steal massive troves of information without leaving a trace.
Balancing privacy and security with health records
April 13, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Niam Yaraghi
In the past few years the government has undertaken an ambitious effort to transform health records with information technology (IT). EHR systems now contain valuable information for not only health care providers but also criminals. A recent paper from the International Journal of Applied Information Systems provides reviews on several past efforts on the issues of security and privacy in EHR systems.
April 9, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
April 6, 2015, Mark B. McClellan and Zeena Johar
April 2, 2015, Niam Yaraghi
March 30, 2015, Jonathan Rauch
March 24, 2015, Niam Yaraghi
March 19, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
March 19, 2015, Niam Yaraghi
March 16, 2015, Peter Basch, Mark B. McClellan, Christopher Botts and Pratyusha Katikaneni
March 12, 2015
March 11, 2015, Darrell M. West
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Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
Visiting Scholar, Economic Studies, Center for Health Policy
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