The vision of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology for establishment by 2013 of a "universal exchange language" to accelerate health information exchange is not feasible, a workgroup of industry stakeholders advising federal officials concludes.

It is possible, however, "to implement the new exchange architecture in an incremental fashion," according to the final report of the PCAST Workgroup, which includes members of the advisory HIT Policy and Standards Committees.

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