announced that its wholly-owned CLIA-certified clinical testing subsidiary, HartLab, has expanded its in-house diagnostic assessment services to add a full selection of microbiology tests. Microbiology testing includes a broad array of testing for the identification and sensitivity assessment of the causative agents of infectious diseases followed by prompt, accurate reporting of outcomes. HartLab has the capacity to develop and put into action new culture methods, immunoassays, and molecular options for rapid identification and detection of common in addition to unusual microbial pathogens.As Koppel explains, even something ostensibly simple, such as for example blood-pressure measurement, can get lost in translation because of the modifiers accompanying the numbers: standing, sitting, preinjection, labile, non-compliant. So imagine a common language for MRI reports or operative notes. Although market influence is indisputable, such an explanation conflicts with the impression I got from Judy Faulkner, ceo of EHR maker Epic Systems, who advocates for government-created requirements. Whether or not other vendors are prepared to make their products interoperable, government frequently overrides industry’s financial interests to achieve a greater public good. I’m all for those who have vision problems. But now I have to put my most skilled staff upon this problem even before sorting out the basics of transmitting information.