How to build a nationwide information exchange

Wednesday - 4/7/2010, 10:40am EDT

Dr. Doug Fridsma, National Coordinator, Health Information Technology, HHS

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Updates are coming for the Nationwide Health Information Network, a set of standards, services and policies that enable secure health information exchange over the Internet. The goal of NHIN Direct Project is to establish an easy process for local health information exchanges. Acting director of the office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Doug Fridsma, explains how it's different from the internet we use.