Wired writes: ‘…A treatise of federal rules intended to protect the privacy of health information could slam hospitals with
egregious compliance costs…The American Hospital Association estimates it will take a total of about $22.5 billion, so
companies who sell compliance solutions stand to do quite well for themselves. But the AHA says
hospitals should be cautious.
“We haven’t seen a killer app yet, and we are hoping hospitals will carefully examine the vendors
out there to find something that really meets their needs,” said Melinda Hatton, chief
Washington counsel for the AHA…’ With most health-care entities woefully behind in even basic clinical computing software, much less HIPAA compliance, I haven’t seen a killer app yet either, Melinda.