Joho the Blog: Berkman Lunch: National Health Information Infrastructure: “Alan Goldberg of Goulston & Storrs (and HealthLawyer) is giving a Tuesday lunchtime talk on the national health information infrastructure.
He says it’s a big deal: Medicare has 1 million providers who are involved in 1 billion claims per year. NHII crosses political boundaries; everyone from Bush to Hillary, from Ted to Newt, all support having an infrastructure that enables electronic record sharing. The NHII will require technologies, standards, systems, values, applications, and laws.”
Standards are the invisible structure that keeps society running, and the people creating the standards are often just as invisible. It’s all messy, political and hard work, just like information architecture.