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Within the next several weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to release the newest guidelines regarding the continuing effort to implement electronic health records across the country. Meanwhile, several feds who are in the thick of the 'health IT' fight talked about their work at yesterday's AFFIRM luncheon here in Washington.
Working group chair Ed Meagher says the VA's health IT system is one of the best in the world, but it's also over 30 years old.
He has been with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT almost since its inception. Sankaran writes to his colleagues that the time is right to pursue other opportunities.
The Department of Health and Human Services continues to be the lead agency for the Obama Administration's priority of establishing a nationwide system of permanent electronic health records. But at least one large stakeholder group working with HHS is looking for some changes to the program.
WFED's Max Cacas reports.
Dr. Harry Greenspun explains.