Sean Nolan, chief architect of the health solutions group at Microsoft Corp. has plenty of praise for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information in a new posting on his Family Health Guy blog.

But he also wants ONC to take a vacation now and leave the industry alone for a while. Nolan isn't used to seeing great work out of the government, but following his own two-week vacation, he's convinced it's time to ask ONC to "just stop talking for a while and let us implement stuff."

ONC has kick-started the health I.T. industry and there is a lot of innovation being done, he Nolan notes. "But nobody, certainly not ONC, knows at a detailed level how to turn that innovation into ubiquitous market reality. What we need now is a period of implementation, competition and iteration to figure out how to deliver on the promise."

Read the full blog here.


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