08 Apr 'HITSP is not on vacation,' Chair John Halamka says
CHICAGO – The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel is “working triple time” on preparing to help providers and vendors apply the stimulus package requirements, according to its chairman.
“HITSP is not taking a hiatus or a vacation,” John Halamka, MD, CIO of Harvard Medical School and CareGroup, told attendees of a HITSP Town Hall Tuesday at HIMSS09.
HITSP plans to accomplish everything on its slate for 2009, he said, but will focus over the next 90 days on simplifying its recognized use case work into “lightweight interoperability specifications” that should be easily understood and available online. The new instructions should help users speed their ARRA preparation by removing the context specificity found in the original use cases, allowing for adaptation.
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