One of the big problems is the government sticking its nose into the EHR
software industry. Let the free market determine who wins, not the Feds.
My wife just finished her second year as the director of two medical clinics
operated by this county. They are in the throes of implementing their third
EHR system in that time frame. HHS keeps changing the rules and shortening
the deadlines for being able to provide them with patient information.
You can see where this is going, right? "We have to pass it before we know
what's in it."
From: Midrange-NonTech [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Subject: Re: Be careful about that government mandated medical software
So if I get a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from some software vendor are
you saying that shouldn't be fair because my failure to inform the public
about glitches in the early release may cost companies money when they
encounter such errors? I tend to disagree. I guess I can see the reason
many software companies are encouraging more use of such NDA's. Nowadays
software has to be constantly evolving. And, sure there should be
standard testing methodologies in place to help get many of the issues but
I do believe that a company has a right to say "if you want software in
such a rapid fashion you need to give us time to resolve it and not make
every error public knowledge". If not, you can wait and constantly be
running software that is two years behind everyone else. Part of the
partnership I feel.