AHRQ Health IT Update: Building a Robust Health Data InfrastructureAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 04/21/2014 11:16 AM EDT
Strong Data Infrastructure Needed to Improve Health Care for Americans
A new report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) describes interoperability challenges in the U.S. health information technology system and proposes a potential future state health IT architecture. “A Robust Health Data Infrastructure” includes recommendations for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as they continue to develop the national vision for an effective and efficient interoperable health ecosystem.
The report, a joint effort between AHRQ, ONC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, comes at a time of intense effort to adopt certified health IT, connect care providers to improve population health, build capacity in the health-care system to use health IT for better health and care, and support consumer access to health information.
Select to access the report: http://healthit.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/docs/publication/a-robust-health-data-infrastructure.pdf.