Healthcare Interoperability

“(c) Application Of Certain Regulatory Requirements.—A physician (as defined in section 1861(r)(1) of the Social Security Act) may delegate electronic medical record documentation requirements specified in regulations promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services to a person who is not such physician if such physician has signed and verified the documentation.”. [S.2511 – Improving Health Information Technology Act]

After $28B dollars of investment the tower of Babel is finally upon us again.

If there is one thing failure mode analysis has taught us it is that communicate and review systems don’t work unless checks and balances are built in. As a pilot I have been introduced to a system called cockpit resource management. In this approach there is a focus on interpersonal communication, leadership and decision making. The first element is the most important.  We speak slowly, deliberately, and take accountability for our actions.

Pilot, “I have…

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