Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Doctors, Patients Can Spur HIE Progress, Feds Say

From the article: "National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari is challenging clinicians and patients alike to create demand for health information exchange by asking that pertinent information be available whenever and wherever healthcare decisions need to be made.

"No investment in standards or infrastructure for information exchange will rapidly mobilize information sharing if the underlying demand for the shared information is low. Demand for information is the business driver for health information exchange," Mostashari and colleagues in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) wrote in an article published in Health Affairs that outlined a new national HIE strategy…

The HIE strategy is meant to fill in some of the details broadly outlined in the five-year Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan that ONC unveiled in November." Read more

See Also
Williams, Claudia, F.Mostashari, K. Mertz, E. Hogin, and P. Atwal. "From The Office Of The National Coordinator: The Strategy For Advancing The Exchange Of Health Information." Health Affairs March 2012 vol. 31 no. 3 527-536.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. "The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015." Last modified November 4, 2011.