U.S. House
Committee on Science and Technology
Chairman Bart Gordon has introduced
legislation authorizing the National
Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) to establish guidelines and
mechanisms to promote the integration of
the healthcare information enterprise in
the United States. “The U.S. boasts the
finest healthcare system in the world,
yet doctors and patients still don’t
have access to comprehensive health
information. Healthcare is the fastest
growing sector of the U.S. economy, but
it’s also the only major sector that
hasn’t fully integrated information
technology,” said Gordon. Gordon’s bill

H.R. 2406
— is based upon comments
gathered from industry stake-holders,
patient advocates and
widely-acknowledged recommendations made
by both the President’s Information
Technology Advisory Committee in their
report, Revolutionizing Healthcare
through Information Technology as well
as the National Academies report,
Building a Better Delivery System: A New
Engineering/Health Care Partnership.

(May 23, 2007)

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