The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap has as its ultimate goal a learning health system in which every patient interaction generates data that can create new knowledge that results in improved clinical practices and outcomes.

By 2024, ONC envisions “an array of interoperable health IT products and services that support continuous learning and improved health.” However, Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, says that end-state goal is “paralyzing more than enabling” because it doesn’t really inform providers and HIT vendors what they need to do now specifically to achieve interoperability.

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