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Re: technical knowledge useful for cooperation
I, for one, accept Lewis' invitation as well as his pledge to put aside
ideology for such a learning session.
PS - Could you keep us informed on the "Master Patient Index?"
On Sat, 18 May 1996, Lewis Lorton wrote:
> It seems that some of the contentious issues around S1360 and probably
> upcoming legislation could be avoided if there was some shared understanding
> about how the information and security technology works in the healthcare
> information systems. This would make arguements from all sides more
> meaningful and possibly applicable.
> I suggest that we get together a workshop on technology and privacy to address:
> the way technology is implemented to run information systems
> the mechanism of implementing some of the confidentiality/privacy
> measures - possibilities and costs
> possible mechanisms to plan for increase in privacy/confidentiality
> in future health care information systems.
> I volunteer to host the workshop at the Hall of the States and to work on
> the structure. If this is of interest, I would like some willing help.
> One possible strucutre could be short presentations to get people up to
> speed on some technology basics and then discussions on how to implement
> various specific concerns in an efficient way - and attempts to assess the
> costs/benefits of each step.
> Perhaps everyone could put aside ideology or specific interests to learn
> about the problems on both sides and work on solutions, rather than slogans.
> Lewis Lorton, Executive Director
> Healthcare Open Systems and Trials