Electronic Medical Record Interoperability
September 28, 2010 4:00 PM Subscribe
Anyone have experience with MedInformatix?
posted by anonymous to computers & internet (2 answers total)
I have a medical imaging practice as a client. They want to dump MedInformatix for another system, but they are afraid of losing access to their existing records.
Their specific concern is with the MedInformatix "digital signatures". In the documentation, I found that the digital signature literally is a digitized doctor's or technician's signature, and once signed, the electronic record is then locked and unmodifiable. But the client seemed to be speaking in terms of cryptographic signatures, in which case I can understand their concern.
I'm not sure if they're confusing terms, but I'm also not sure it matters: from what I could find, interoperability is foundational to medical information systems, to prevent things like vendor lock-in.
First, is my understanding correct, that regardless of the software's information assurance functions, the information itself can be at least read by another product?
Second, can my client export their MedInformatix records and import to whichever product they ultimately choose, including retaining access to the signed records?