Day 2 in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 15th Conference of ITERA–the Information & Telecommunications Education & Research Association.
This afternoon session is the annual Case Study Competition.
The case problem this year is medical records technology, policy, and business. Presenters have 20 minutes, then 5 minutes Q&A.
The second team is Ohio University. Athens, Ohio–not to be confused with Athens, Greece, they say.
They open with a problem statement, after giving a light-hearted introduction to their university (Hint: they are NOT Ohio State).
Health information technology they say was fronted by $35 Billion transition costs. This led to a standards and interoperability framework. The team suggests an encrypted email solution for records transfer.
The team proposes a National Health Information Service Provider (NHISP). They call for a state HISP in every state, interacting in a national schema.
For individuals, the team suggests a smart card health card solution. Security in PIN-based.
The team shows a project lifecycle slide. Costs are $142.4 Million per state.
They want a cloud-based solution for resilience and to mitigate maintenance costs.
Judges ask about training program; what about continuing education? Answer, a public-private consortium of providers will handle this at state level.
Judge asks about national organizational infrastructure? Team has not covered this, they say.
Judge asks technical question–how does the team’s system allow clients to connect? Answer, apparently existing Internet.
Judge: National standards connecting with international? Team says international server gate on each coast; nodes in USA embassies would manage overseas.