Health Information Exchange
healthcare has lagged behind other industries in terms of digitization of records, in particular patient health records. Write a paper summarizing the current federal government initiatives that are underway (Regional Health Information Networks, electronic health records that are available from anywhere, etc.) with the goal of creating a health information exchange in the United States.
Finally, knowing what the initiatives are, how does your primary healthcare provider compare? Is his/her office “state-of-the-art” or is it lagging behind?