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Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards at NLM

NLM is the central coordinating body for clinical terminology standards within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NLM works closely with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to ensure NLM's efforts are aligned with the goal of the President and HHS Secretary for the nationwide implementation of an interoperable health information technology infrastructure to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.

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Last reviewed: 08 September 2008
Last updated: 08 September 2008
First published: 07 June 2006
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