The eHealth Initiative industry coalition is urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to scale down its plans for a governance model for the emerging Nationwide Health Information Network.

ONC appears to be getting set to overregulate an activity--health information exchange--that is still evolving, eHealth Initiative contends. “ONC’s proposed regulations could potentially hamper, not enhance, the growth and development of the health information exchange sector,” says CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick. “Therefore, we strongly recommend ONC take a step back, seek more input from additional stakeholders and develop a revised approach that better supports the acceleration of trusted data exchange.”

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