Feds Resolve To Facilitate Health Data Exchange In 2013

John Pulley | Nextgov | December 27, 2012

Easing the way of a nationwide health information network will be a major priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in 2013, with a new funding opportunity announcement issued late last week paving the way. With the Dec. 20 announcement, ONC declares its intention to collaborate with organizations already involved in governing electronic health information exchanges, writes Dr. Farzad Mostashari, who heads the office, in the Health IT Buzz Blog.

Other initiatives for promoting health information exchange governance in 2013, according to Mostashari, include:

  • Hosting an open listening session in January on health information exchange governance...