Thursday, February 2, 2012

Update on Health Information Exchange

The February 1, 2012 meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee was provided with an update of the current status of the State HIE Program, as well as an update on the standards work and development of the NwHIN and Direct Project. This is a fascinating review and if you are interested in health information exchange, you should take the time to watch this. I believe it offers some hints towards the upcoming rule on NwHIN governance and the health information exchange requirements for Stage 2 meaningful use. Below is the presentation to the committee by Claudia Williams, ONC’s state HIE program director, and Dr. Doug Fridsma, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Interoperability.