In Govt We Trust? Nope. Not for Delineating What Insurance Should Cover...

More than half of U.S. residents polled said they would trust an independent scientific panel to decide which medical treatments insurers should cover, compared with 42% who said they would trust a government health agency to make that decision, according to a recent poll by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, NPR.org reports (Silberner, NPR.org, 4/26). The telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,238 adults was conducted between March 12 and March 22 ("The Public and the Health Care Delivery System," NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health, April 2009).

Wow. Federally funded healthcare goodness, here we come...

And we're trusting CCHIT to tell us what should go in an EMR, EHR? Who's going to compose the data standard for PHRs? Integration?

Posted via web from Jen's posterous

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