Lisa Rosenbaum.

So why concentrate on meaningful use rather than interoperability? Some generous explanations: As Blumenthal notes, there can be no interoperability without operability. Patient personal privacy is certainly another salient concern, given the raising frequency of cyberattacks especially. Finally, the technical complexity of establishing standards is daunting. As Koppel explains, something ostensibly simple even, such as blood-pressure measurement, will get lost in translation because of the modifiers accompanying the figures: standing, seated, preinjection, labile, noncompliant. So imagine a common language for MRI reviews or operative notes.Major Study Calls for Sometimes Tighter Control of Large Blood Pressure: – FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 – – Doctors should control high blood pressure a lot more aggressively than current recommendations suggest, to best decrease the threat of heart stroke and attack in people 50 or older. That’s the message behind the possibly game-changing outcomes of a U.S. National Institutes of Health study released Friday. The findings were so striking that federal wellness officials ended the study greater than a year early so they could share the ‘potentially lifesaving information’ with the general public. Researchers discovered that a target systolic pressure of 120 reduced rates of coronary attack, heart stroke and failure by almost a third, compared with the currently recommended focus on pressure of 140 for people under age group 60 and 150 for seniors.