While private health care providers struggle to make all their IT systems interoperable, the federal government is doing the same thing. Federal agencies, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, need to exchange health information. David Riley of the Federal Health Architecture leads the team developing CONNECT, open source software that enables health information exchange.
In this podcast, Riley discusses what's new in the recently released CONNECT 3.0, how private health care providers can use it, and how this free tool is helping build interoperability between health information systems -- a pillar of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's plan to achieve meaningful use of electronic health care records by 2015.
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This was first published in July 2010