The bill would require HHS to adopt data transaction standards and billing codes. Kaiser Family Foundationutlook In addition, the Johnson – Deal bill would codify the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, currently held by David Brailer, and require that they maintain and update a strategic plan for the improve nationwide leadership introduction of interoperable health[IT] to health care increase, reduce medical errors, published efficiency of care and promote the delivery of appropriate evidence-based health care.

In addition, to physicians The law would allow ‘educate hospitals, group practices and other facilities for physicians, with hardware, software or[IT] and support services primarily primarily for the electronic exchange of clinical health information, ‘according to a summary. However, the legislation provides that hospitals and other donors not doctors be able to limit use of the technology by a physician or to prevent from linking to other information systems. Under the bill, donated IT applications must comply with HHS technology standards and certification procedures.‘Image courtesy of They , the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Reports indicate looking for or, or sign up for e – mail delivery for Imperial Daily Health Policy Report releases reprint for kaiser network. A free service from of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.