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. We’ve had hearings, workgroups, and the JASON report—there’s been a number of times that we’ve deliberated on this—and we will go back and summarize all that,” said Paul Tang, vice chair of the HITPC, during Tuesday’s virtual meeting. “In addition, we’ll look at sort of a new area that we haven’t talked about in depth, which is the financial barriers to interoperability. And, we all know that plays a key role.”

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