Using health IT standards to address EHR data challenges

In this video from the national HIT conference in Boston, Dr. John Halamka -- CIO of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; chair of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel, or HITSP; and co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee -- participates in a roundtable discussion about developing effective health IT standards and policies.

In practical terms and with real-world examples, Halamka discusses the challenges of making electronic health records, or EHRs, searchable for quality analysis and public health information exchange, and explains how the national health IT standards committees are addressing these issues.

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