ONC Says Monitoring HIE Governance 'a Wise Approach'

  • What: As U.S. health care providers prepare to expand health information exchange with themselves and patients for the second phase of meaningful use, the Office of the National Coordinator is taking a deep survey of the nation's HIE systems and looking for best practices in governance.
  • Who: Jodi Daniel, director of ONC's Office of Policy Planning
  • Why: The models of HIE are evolving so fast, with such great diversity in governance and use cases around the country, that ONC opted not to take a regulatory stance — "a wise approach for this point in time."
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