Monday, November 15, 2004
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today issued a call in the Federal Register for public comment on "implementing the President's call for widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records [EHRs] within ten years." The site for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/rfi.html . To locate the Federal Register announcement, go to http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html , click on 2004 Federal Register, Vol. 69, and enter the following page number in the search box: 65599 . When that page comes up, you just click on the Next Page link at the bottom of the screen to get to and print off the two additional pages. Please consider sharing this call for comment with fellow librarians in addition to those that administer patient records. Librarians have a big stake in any work towards future information interoperability.