A Health IT Policy Committee task force is calling for the government and healthcare stakeholders to convene an interoperability summit to ensure they are “working off the same page” to achieve health information exchange.

Paul Tang, M.D., chair of the interoperability task force, made the proposal at Wednesday’s HITPC meeting as part of draft recommendations to the committee. Part of the problem with advancing nationwide interoperability, Tang asserted, is that not all critical stakeholders are currently engaged and the pace of change is not fast enough to support delivery system reform and the shift of Medicare reimbursements from volume to value starting at the end of 2016.

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