At the request of Congress, a Health IT Policy Committee task force will develop recommendations for removing technical and financial barriers to the interoperability of electronic health records.
We have been discussing interoperability in various venues. Weve had hearings, workgroups, and the JASON reporttheres been a number of times that weve deliberated on thisand we will go back and summarize all that, said Paul Tang, vice chair of the HITPC, during Tuesdays virtual meeting. In addition, well look at sort of a new area that we havent talked about in depth, which is the financial barriers to interoperability. And, we all know that plays a key role.
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