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HITSP tackles clinical research standards

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 29, 2009

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The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel soon will tackle standards for electronic health records used for clinical research. More than 30 organizations have pledged financial support for the panel's initiative.

The panel was formed in 2005 by the American National Standards Institute, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Advanced Technology Institute and Booz Allen Hamilton as a way of advancing interoperability standards in health IT.

The goal of its most recent project, which began in early June, is to outline standards for using electronic systems in clinical research and to determine how they fit with existing interoperability standards.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/06/29/bibf0629.htm.

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