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AHIC successor has new name

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 19, 2009

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The successor group to the American Health Information Community has adopted a new name.

The group, founded in 2005 by Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt as a federal health IT advisory group, was incorporated last year as a public-private partnership meant to continue developing health IT standards for the industry.

The newly formed group was known in the industry as AHIC 2.0, then later became AHIC Successor. Its official name is now the National eHealth Collaborative.

John Tooker, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Physicians, will serve as chair of the collaborative.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/01/19/bibf0119.htm.

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