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Open Health Tools Collaboration Announced

8 April  2008

Open Health Tools (OHT) today announced a collaborative effort between national health agencies, government-funded organizations and agencies, major healthcare providers, international standards organizations and companies from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States to develop common healthcare IT products and services.

View the OHT Press Release..>>

An extract of the press release is below:

The NHS in England, through the government agency NHS Connecting for Health, is one of the founder members of OHT. Commenting on the launch, Ken Lunn, director of NHS Data Standards and Products, part of the NHS Connecting for Health Technology Office and a board member of OHT said, "Interoperability is a core aspect of the National Programme for IT and one of the enablers for safe and secure access to patient information whenever and wherever it is needed. The quality of patient care is dependent on the quality of the information that authorized healthcare professional can access."

Link to Open Health Tools Website...>>

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