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In part two of this blog series, David Haddad of Open mHealth explores other players in the realm of health IT and interoperability with regard to the HITECH Act. You can read the first part of the series here, and check out David's interview for our Innovators in Health Data Series with PwC here.
$36.5 billion dollars. This is the amount pledged under the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, designed to promote the adoption of better health IT systems nationwide. However, 6 years later it remains unclear just how effective HealthIT.gov has been in achieving its goals. So what, exactly, has been accomplished? What are some other initiatives that coincide with the most significant piece of healthcare legislation in decades?
To honor the life and work of George Thomas — Chief Architect of HealthData.gov — and his great contributions to open data, each year, the Health Data Consortium supports a post-graduate level fellow through the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship in Health Data Science and Engineering. In the following blog, this year's Fellow Sujan Perera, a doctoral student from the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis Center) at Wright State University, discusses his work in health data architecture.
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