HealthTech Magazines November 18, 2022

By Dan Howard, CIO, San Ysidro Health

Some of you may remember the 1982 blockbuster movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, in which a young boy named Elliot finds an alien visitor from another planet stranded in his backyard. Like most kids, Elliot decides to keep E.T. and thus begins an epic adventure involving his newfound friend as they hide from government agents who want to capture and study him, to fighting for E.T.’s life as the earth’s atmosphere is slowly killing him, culminating in a daring escape via bicycle to reunite him with his home planet.  Communication is a common theme of the film and Elliott helps build a device so E.T. can “phone home.”  This is retro-interoperability at its finest – consider what...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, EMR / EHR, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), Provider, Technology
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