November 25th, 2009 by Christian Seebode

blumenthal_pngDavid Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

As the many activities mandated by the HITECH Act move forward, I want to take a moment to share my vision of the overarching goal and some of its implications.  Our goal, above all else, is to make care better for patients, and to make it patient-centered.  Information policy and health IT policy should serve that goal.

This is important as the american market could blueprint essential use cases for Patient Centered IT. However the feasibility remains to be seen. I only can hope that this influences policy makers globally. Let’s see.

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