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Health IT coordinator to harmonize record standards, network

Federal Computer Week, July 7, 2009
David Blumenthal, MD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has announced he intends to "harmonize" certified electronic health records standards within the National Health Information Network. "We are working on continuing the momentum of the NHIN and Connect," the NHIN software, Blumenthal said. NHIN is a patient data exchange system developed under the Bush administration that is currently being used by the Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration, among others.