Health information policy: on preparing for the next war.

  title={Health information policy: on preparing for the next war.},
  author={Donald W. Moran},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={17 6},
As policymakers demand more and better information about health care, the private health information technology industry is investing heavily to produce the "paperless clinical enterprise" of the future: the infrastructure that will be required to satisfy those demands. Developments on a number of policy fronts, however--from medical privacy legislation to clinical software regulation to "telehealth"--suggest the need for a conscious health information policy that will inform the debate in each… CONTINUE READING