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Nine Experts Weigh In on 2011 Health IT Progress, Hopes for 2012

2011 was a big year for health IT. Farzad Mostashari took over as the country’s fourth national coordinator for health IT. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched pilot projects in which health care providers and public health agencies began exchanging health information using specifications developed by the Direct Project, an “open government” initiative. The first graduates of federally funded health IT training programs hit the job market. CMS issued proposed rules designed to improve consumer access to laboratory testing results.