Monday, March 3, 2014

HIT Standards - privacy and security workgroup -- NSTIC testmony

Please plan to virtually attend an HIT Standards - privacy and security workgroup committee meeting. Next week  -- Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:45 pm Eastern Time. 

There will be testimony from NSTIC pilot projects. I have written about NSTIC before (see articles below), it is really very useful and progressive work. The hearing will be used to determine how viable the technology is, how soon Healthcare can utilize it, and what it might be best used for. I hope also that standards gaps are made clear, and that policy and operational issues are brought to light. The core 'interoperability' standards are simply the stuff IHE has been profiling for years: ATNA, XUA, and IUA. The gaps are in the maturity of the glue standards, and the operational issues. Trust is very much a policy problem first, that is enabled with a little bit of technology.

Some articles I have written on the topic: