The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will create a new database to assess the effectiveness of ONC grants given to establish state health information exchanges, regional extension centers to help physicians adopt electronic health records, and community colleges to establish health I.T. training programs.

The database, a “system of records” in federal parlance and called the ONC Health IT Dashboard, will collect information on these entities, as well as individual physicians and hospitals, according to a notice being published Dec. 22 in the Federal Register.

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