At this time this petition has gathered more than 100,000 emails and signatures from organic consumers and farmers who object to Vilsack`s appointment of Agriculture Secretary. This same association has also petitioned President Obama`s team to select Jim Riddle to business lead the USDA Agricultural Advertising Assistance . Riddle is an organic farmer from Minnesota and may be the former innovator of the National Organic Standards Board. He also offers a long history of helping sustainable and organic farming. In response to the petition, a group of the organic industry`s corporate executives provides launched its own petition to support Vilsack`s nomination.So why concentrate on meaningful use rather than interoperability? Some generous explanations: As Blumenthal notes, there can be no interoperability without operability. Patient personal privacy can be another salient concern, especially given the raising frequency of cyberattacks. Finally, the technical complexity of establishing specifications is challenging. As Koppel explains, even something ostensibly simple, such as for example blood-pressure measurement, will get lost in translation because of the modifiers accompanying the figures: standing, seated, preinjection, labile, noncompliant. So imagine a common vocabulary for MRI reports or operative notes. Although market influence is indisputable, such an description conflicts with the impression I got from Judy Faulkner, ceo of EHR maker Epic Systems, who advocates for government-created criteria.