Patient privacy can be another salient concern, especially given the increasing frequency of cyberattacks. Finally, the technical complexity of establishing standards is daunting. As Koppel explains, even something ostensibly simple, such as blood-pressure measurement, can get dropped in translation due to the modifiers accompanying the amounts: standing, sitting, preinjection, labile, non-compliant. So imagine a common language for MRI reviews or operative notes. Although industry influence is indisputable, this explanation conflicts with the impression I acquired from Judy Faulkner, ceo of EHR maker Epic Systems, who advocates for government-created specifications. Whether other vendors are willing to make their items interoperable, government frequently overrides industry’s financial passions to achieve a greater public good.No more than 45 patients should be signed up for this study, and all costs will be assumed by CRUK. Two patients have been completely signed up for the trial at the Aintree Hospital in Liverpool, UK. Related StoriesCornell biomedical engineers develop 'super natural killer cells' to destroy cancer cells in lymph nodesNew antenna-like device makes breasts cancer surgery less difficult for surgeonsStudy shows rare HER2 missense mutations do not spread breast cancer on their ownThomas A. Moore, Chairman & CEO of Advaxis commented, ‘We are pleased to be dealing with an internationally-famous oncology group to further expand the ADXS-HPV clinical development program to some other HPV-associated tumor type. Through this collaboration, we wish our proprietary technology will be able to provide a new treatment option to patients suffering from the recurrence of mind and neck cancer, an important unmet medical need.’ Based on the National Cancers Institute and the American Cancers Society, head and throat cancers represent approximately 3 % of most cancers in the United States and are twice as common in men as in women.