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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 3:15:40 to 3:19:00
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Chris Murphy

3:15:37 to 3:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: have this problem, but for the millions who have served up to this point, it's not interoperable. they can't communicate with each other. mr. murphy: mr. altmire you know, scale it down. there are thousands of hospitals, some of which in the state of connecticut, that have

Chris Murphy

3:15:40 to 3:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

3:15:58 to 3:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: competing systems even within their own hospitals that don't talk to each other. there are hospitals that have one record system, one electronic record system for their emergency room, and then one electronic medical records system for their inpatient unit. so the same thing that happens as you move from active service

Chris Murphy

3:16:20 to 3:16:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: out to be part of the veterans health care system, works within a matter of days in a hospital s in and present to the e.d., you then aren't on the same record system when you move over to the inpatient unit. that's because we do not have a sort of nationally agreed upon

Chris Murphy

3:16:41 to 3:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: platform for how systems communicate to each other. hospitals say to themselves, i've got one really good system for the emergency rooms, i want to buy this other really good system for inpatient care. we need national standards that say to any hospital or physicians office that's buying into a records office, you can be guaranteed you're getting a

Chris Murphy

3:17:02 to 3:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: system that presents you with the data and tools you need and will be able to communicate with everybody else. in fact, there's no way we're going to spend that stimulus money without some national standards to guarantee that that happens. but as a sort of preview as to how politicized and how politically charged this debate can become, when we were

Chris Murphy

3:17:23 to 3:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: debating that portion of the stimulus bill which really is common sense, investmen information technology, something there should be no reason why republicans and democrats should disagree on, i don't wa to put words in mr. burgess' mouth, but he comes down to this floor, republican from texas, he comes often and

Chris Murphy

3:17:45 to 3:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: talks in an articulate way about the need to upgrade the information system. so there's a lot of potential agreement, but it didn't stop the sort of right wing in this country from going out and spreading lies that this investment in information technology was the federal government's attempt to have a big brother takeover of health care, and this was the federal

Chris Murphy

3:18:07 to 3:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: government reaching in and controlling all of your health care information and knowing everything about every ill thans you've had or pres it's the furthest thing from the truth. we're trying to standardize private health care investments that have been made by hospitals and doctors across this country. but i think it speaks to how

Chris Murphy

3:18:28 to 3:18:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: difficult this debate is going to bec there is just a group of folks out there who are either jurs ideologically opposed to having the government have any role in health care or folks who are part of the status quo, who are m health care today, that don't want the rules of the game

Chris Murphy

3:18:50 to 3:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: changed and even to what should be fairly noncontroversial issues like investments in information technology, i mean, there's no -- it's boring to say.

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