EHR Matters – 05/24/2010

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In this episode of EHR Matters, Brie Wolf discusses:
$220 million in grants for HIT
Security issues of Google Health
MMR Information Systems’ support of The Latino Coalition

Category: EHR Matters
Date: May 24, 2010
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Hello I’m Brie Wolf and this is EHR Matters.

Last week, Vice President Joe Biden, stressed the importance of electronic health records.

According to, Biden announced $220 million dollars in grants for 15 communities to pave the way for use of health information technology.

Biden says:

“This is going to create jobs with an average salary of $70,000 dollars per year. This is a field that is not fading. It is expanding.”

However, some Americans fear that too much personal information being shared via computer networks could violate privacy.

Sue Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom states

“We are not taking a position for or against electronic health records, but we want the market to decide.”

In other news, The Dartmouth published an article on security issues of Google Health.

Google security engineer Umesh Shankar gave a lecture on Google's approach to securing health care information.

Google Health, a personal health record application, allows users to organize their health information in one place.

In the lecture, Shankar described the information encryption system that Google uses in depth.

Shankar also addressed the security of medical information and the other challenges that Google Health faces.

MMR Information Systems, Incorporated has been supporting The Latino Coalition for 3 years.

The company introduced Kodak as a new sponsor of The Latino Coalition at its annual Economic Summit for Hispanic entrepreneurs held in Washington, D.C.

Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, adds

"MMR's easy-to-use and ready-to-use healthcare products give Latino entrepreneurs a valuable tool for both motivating and enabling their employees to live healthier lives and therefore better control healthcare costs."

The Latino community represents an estimated 50 million consumers with as much as one trillion dollars in annual purchasing power.

I’m Brie Wolf and this has been EHR Matters– Thank you for watching.

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