American Health Information Community: Breakthroughs
2006 Breakthrough Focus AreasThe Community will make recommendations to the Secretary of HHS to enable advancement in four areas of focus by the end of 2006.
Categories for Potential 'Break Throughs' to be considered by the Community: Breakthroughs are places where using health IT produces a tangible and specific value to the health care consumer and that can be realized within a 2-3 year period. [PDF - 19KB]
Medical Identity Theft Town Hall Plans Underway;
To learn more, visit ONC Commissioned Medical Identity Theft Assessment.
"We have hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq, and many of the soldiers would arrive without records in Germany, with no record of the CAT scans or what happened in surgery in Afghanistan or Iraq. The clinicians in Germany would have to re-operate on the patient, would have to redo all their x-ray evaluations, CAT scans, etc...." ~ Colonel John Holcomb