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Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework

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Strategic Framework for Health Information Technology adopted under President Bush.
Strategic Framework for Health Information Technology adopted under President Bush.

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 The Decade of Health Information Technology:Delivering Consumer-centricand Information-rich Health CareFramework for Strategic ActionJuly 21, 2004Tommy G. ThompsonSecretary of Health and Human ServicesDavid J. Brailer, MD, PhDNational Coordinator for Health Information Technology
 
 
 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary
 
National Coordinator for HealthInformation Technology200 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20201
 
July 21, 2004The Honorable Tommy G. ThompsonSecretary of Health and Human Services200 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20037Dear Secretary Thompson:On April 27, 2004, President Bush called for the majority of Americans to have interoperableelectronic health records within 10 years, and in doing so signed an Executive Orderestablishing the position of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. TheNational Coordinator was charged with developing, maintaining, and overseeing a strategic planto guide nationwide adoption of health information technology in both the public and privatesectors. The Executive Order also called for the National Coordinator to deliver a report onprogress toward a strategic plan within 90 days of appointment.As the nation’s first National Coordinator, I am pleased to deliver that report to you. Since myappointment on May 6, 2004, I have worked with many federal agencies to develop aFramework for Strategic Action entitled, "The Decade of Health Information Technology:Delivering Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care." This Framework outlines 12strategies that will achieve four goals critical to the President’s vision. These goals include:introduction of information tools into clinical practice, electronically connecting clinicians to otherclinicians, using information tools to personalize care delivery, and advancing surveillance andreporting for population health improvement.The President also directed the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense,and the Office of Personnel Management to report on how they can advance the adoption ofhealth information technology. Their reports are attached. Also attached is a comprehensivecatalogue of identifiable federal health information technology programs. Together, theFramework and related reports represent the foundation for rapid adoption of health informationtechnology across the nation.Thank you for your strong leadership on health information technology. I would also like tothank agency heads and key staff for their efforts to develop and support the Framework forStrategic Action.Regards,David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D.National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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