Applying Innovation to the Work of Government: A Case Study of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT


Please find below a link to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) commentary, published today, authored by Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ONC, HHS) ...

In it, Dr. Mostashari describes:

  - The measurable progress acheived to date in EHR adoption

  - How a policy framework based on testing, certification and "Meaningful Use" has led to a dramatic increase in EHR adoption 

  - How transparency and forums for continuous public input into the transformation process are necessary for success

  - The importance of implementing new policy frameworks and stakeholder leadership models to implement system-wide innovation

Here is a link to the IOM site where you can access the commentary for yourself:

Highly Recommended.


Conrad Clyburn
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