The Department of Health and Human Services soon will launch the first national plan to eliminate disparities between the health status of minority and non-minority populations.

The initiative, dubbed the National Partnership for Action, will include a Health Information Technology Disparities Workgroup, which will convene for six weeks starting on April 5 to create a strategic plan for I.T. to support the partnership's work.

The workgroup will focus on measuring I.T. adoption and implementation outcomes in underserved communities of color, and create projects to shrink the digital divide, according to a new posting on the Office of the National Coordinator's HealthITBuzz blog. More information on the I.T. workgroup was not immediately forthcoming from HHS or ONC.

More information will be available soon on the National Partnership for Action Web site.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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