I saw this article and it cracked me up as they have no clue on the time and money it would take to go back and restructure all the Health IT infrastructure to do this and this includes government, vendors and more.  Why can’t we elect folks that have some IT or a little coding in their backgrounds.  Every time I see this in the news, which makes for good internet chat and ratings on articles, I think about this and what wasted breath all of it is:)

I’m pretty sure there’s a ton of CIOs that will agree with all of this hands down and it is getting to be a bit comical to keep seeing this as a party platform.  Heck even the insurance companies don’t want this for a huge additional expenditure, too bad we don’t have enough lawmakers living in the current century and dealing with the “real” reality that is out there. 

Instead of intelligent talk, we get this instead, the “default” topic of abortions and women’s health and frankly this is a bore as well as it gets nowhere with moving the country forward.  Just watch the media and it’s a bit of a laughing stock all over the place.  Some articles on the web flower this up on their interpretations, but not here though <grin>, I deal with logic, ethics and the truth when it comes to reality. 

Here We Go Again–Digital Illiteracy With Lawmakers & Those Running for Office–Back to the “Default” Topic of Women’s Health With A Need to Control Something When the Intellect Is Not There…Akin

So why do we keep doing this I ask?  It’s a joke.  If you need further proof look at what happened to Allscripts when they had to integrate two major systems, too much code and not enough time.  Only one word seems to come to mind with all of this…”boneheads”:)  Repealing healthcare reform is a fantasy that seems to live in some people’s heads. 

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Allscripts For Misleading Investors With Merging Data Systems–Too Much Code and Not Enough Time – Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 30

They don’t talk about it intelligently as they are probably still living in the fantasy world of years back when software was simpler and not as complex and stuff like this was done from scratch but not any more, boneheads.  Do think they could entertain something like this with intelligent lawmaking with using IBM Watson or some comparable so we don’t have legislatures running around with “carpetbags full  of numbers”…get everyone on the same page and mode this stuff!  Add on speech recognition and even the lowest common denominator we elect with technology can add input. 

IBM Watson Capabilities Being Pitched to Financial Industry-Congress Must Not Have Felt They Needed This So Further Behind We Fall With Effective Intelligent Lawmaking

Technology doesn’t wait so off to Wall Street it went to where the programmers and quants out there can get their hands on some specific coding and algorithm adaptations to make money.  So in short, the lack of discussing Health IT comes right smack down to digital illiteracy and the lacking desire of maybe wanting to learn more and come in the current century. It’s all those algorithms making the government and industry work today and sometimes they may be designed for “desired” results that may not have a great representation of “accuracy”…we need to get on this in a hurry and check code and methodologies before the algorithms move more money away from the middle class, happens before your eyes every day.  Below is a bunch of links with more than 40 such examples if you want to see how this works and in the meantime, emotions and not logic seem to be at the helm with digital illiteracy and it’s going to kill us. That imaginary budget to repeal healthcare reform just doesn’t exist beyond what old time perceptions and paradigms of what’s running for office.   BD

Attack of the Killer Algorithms–Digest & Links for All Chapters–on How Math and Crafty Formulas Today Running on Servers 24/7 Make Life Impacting Decisions About You

“I regret that the platforms are largely silent on HIT,” former four-term Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas wrote in an email exchange. Douglas is now a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governor’s Council and executive-in-residence at Middlebury College. “Perhaps it’s not a sexy topic, but it’s essential to our efforts to improve the quality of care and contain costs.

So, why such vague references to health IT? Shouldn’t the national party platforms include a greater vision of and intent for the technologies forging the underpinnings of next-gen healthcare in America? Or is what the parties outlined enough for the majority of American voters?



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