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What is the PCAST Report about?

23 March 2011

The recent US report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) entitled "Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward" was released in December 2010. 

This blogpost (PCAST Opportunity: Documents vs. “Atomic Data Elements”) from Wes Rishel puts in a nutshell many of the core issues in communicating clinical information, and reusing information once received. Although it is framed for an American audience, the fundamental issues are the same for many projects in the UK.


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