Friday, January 7, 2011

Health Information Technology Guidance

See Dr. Blumenthal's post here:

Sep 17, 2010 ~ Office of Management and Budget Resource Management Office (RMO)

Abstract: To maximize the benefits Health Information Technology (HIT) has to offer providers and patients, all Federal agencies should coordinate HIT investments around a shared set of policy and technology principles. The Federal HIT Task Force, convened in February 2010, is a forum in which to develop shared principles. A workgroup of the Taskforce chaired by Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information Officer, has articulated key policy and technology principles, "HIT Principle Processes," beginning in but not limited to FY 2012, for agencies to use as a guide as they use and plan for HIT investments.

Federal agencies are requested to submit clear plans that outline how they will: (1) incorporate the policy and technology principles listed in Attachment A into their HIT investment planning, and (2) achieve the government-wide HIT Principle Processes between now and the end of FY 2012. If agencies do not believe they will be able to achieve the HIT Principle Processes by the end of the FY 2012 timeframe, agencies should include a plan for accomplishing these objectives on an annual basis over future fiscal years. Plans should be consistent with agencies' FY 2012 budget submissions and should be submitted to the agency Office of Management and Budget Resource Management Office (RMO) by October 8th, 2010.

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