Why would anybody want "a nationwide electronic health information environment"?<quoted text>
From my earlier link:
HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said.“The greatly expanded ICD-10 code sets will enable HHS to fully support quality reporting, pay-for-performance, bio-surveillance, and other critical activities. Conversion to ICD-10 is essential to development of a nationwide electronic health information environment, and the updated X12 transaction standards are a critical step in the implementation of these new codes.”
Wow, one link proves you are GD idiot twice.
What ever happened to doctor-patient confidentiality?