Re: Compliance is rarely adhered to without law
Hmm, i disagree with you there, @asksqn. We've seen voluntary adoption of standards in other industries and, at least from what I've read and heard from health experts, DirecTrust sounds a much better standard than anything the government is working toward so healthcare organizations might be more willing to adopt this than a federally mandated (and created) standard. It does look as though some kind of standard WILL be required in the future from everything ONC et al have been saying; it's definitely part of the 10-year plan. Given that standards are coming, surely healthcare organizations are better off defining their own instead of having to accept one created for them?
If I was a healthcare organization, I'd definitely get involved in DirecTrust or a similar initiative so I could help write the standards, rather than have one force-fed on me when/if the government finally gets fed up with the industry's lack of movement on this issue. My thought: The industry will create/adopt a standard before the decade deadline arrives.