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Report Makes Recommendations for HIT Interoperability

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Interoperability Advisory Group issued a report this month recommending steps hospitals, health systems, vendors and the government can take to advance health information technology (HIT) exchange. The report recommends hospitals and health systems engage more fully to identify priorities for sharing data and contribute to creating better testing of HIT systems. The report also recommends that vendors align their business case with the needs of their customers so that information can be shared efficiently and effectively without repeated and expensive “tolls” for creating interfaces and completing transactions. In addition, according to the report, the federal government should continue to support interoperability with a focus on standards, certification and testing. AHA’s report is available at www.aha.org/content/15/1507-iagreport.pdf.

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