HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

$20 billion to jumpstart efforts to computerise US health records

27 January 2009

The US administrations plans for dramatic investments in healthcare IT is likely to have a significant impact on the uptake and use of HL7 healthcare interoperability standards.

There was a strong Democratic commitment to this before the financial crisis hit, and there is certainly expectation in many quarters that the need to get more money into the economy will add momentum and urgency to the investments in healthcare IT with standards-based interoperability.

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