Doug Fridsma, M.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, has seen the future of health ITa future in which data, not documents, are at the core of the exchange of health information.
When you have standards that are essentially document specifications, they dont do as well when you have to try to move to a more granular data-driven approach to managing information, Fridsma, a former senior official in the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, tells Health Data Management. Thats why I think data-centric standards like HL7s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources have caught the eye of folks.
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