“Intelligent use of data can fix a broken healthcare system, said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for health IT within the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Mostashari delivered the final keynote address of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting last week in New Orleans.
Electronic data acquisition has the power to make the invisible visible by collecting and analyzing information at a scale and speed impossible with a paper-based system. It replaces assumptions with facts, and facts allow intelligent workflows to be developed, inefficiencies to be corrected, and default standards with measurable outcomes to be established, according to Mostashari.”
Cynthia E. Keen, AuntMinnie.com, 14 March 2013