Colorado Medical Society RES-7-P AM ‘05
Introduced by: Boulder County Medical Society
Subject: Colorado EKG Exchange Service
Referred to: Reference Committee on Board of Directors/Constitution & Bylaws/Credentials
WHEREAS, electronic health records have demonstrated their unquestioned contribution to improved patient care, error reduction, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, and
WHEREAS, free-market producers of commercial information technology have little independent incentive to abandon proprietary formats and create open source solutions because that would entail risk of losing market-share, and
WHEREAS, a decade after secure e-commerce strategies have been available the health care community has been the slowest sector to adopt and enjoy efficiency benefits of this technology, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that CMS will support the development and implementation of the nation's first statewide secure and accessible network to share critical clinical data between all emergency departments and qualifying clinics by the end of 2006.