More Robust Health Information Exchange Needed To Boost Health IT Utilization – Bipartisan Policy Center
Getting the most out of the movement towards the use of electronic health records will depend on how well data are exchanged. The Bipartisan Policy Center offers recommendations on building a better environment for exchanging information.
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Building a strong infrastructure for health information technology will be the key to enabling the advancement of the health care reform agenda, according to a new white paper from the Bipartisan Policy Center.