HEALTHCARE IT STRATEGIST

CCHIT details work for info exchange network

By Joseph Conn, Oct. 12, 2012

The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will test and certify the computer systems used by health information exchange organizations and the users of those products as part of a plan for a public-private version of the proposed Nationwide Health Information Network.

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For now, Healtheway and the proposed eHealth Exchange appear to remain true to a vision of a "network of networks"—a term popularized by Dr. David Brailer, the first head of the ONC, in 2004—for an interstate health information exchange system. Healtheway's mission statement says the organization is to provide "shared governance and necessary shared service to public and private organizations who wish to interconnect as a network of networks."

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