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The National Health IT Agenda: Progress Toward Interoperability
January 12, 2009, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
John W. Loonsk, MD, Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator. Some have said that the recent several years of a national health IT agenda have led to more progress toward a national health IT infrastructure than the previous several decades. In this talk Dr. Loonsk discusses what elements of the national HIT agenda have worked to advance interoperability and what else needs to be done. He also discusses the role and status of data and technical standards, certification, and networking in meeting the vision of connected electronic health records and describes the outcomes these processes can provide