The Data Standards Working Group: Report and Recommendations

Publication Date: June 2003

Publisher: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Connecting for Health Data Standards Working Group

Research Area: Health Information Technology

Keywords: Health Model; National Clinical Data; Adoption; Health Information Technology

Type: Report

Coverage: New York


Provides an overview of public and private sector activity regarding interoperable information systems and data standards, and a summary of the evidence supporting the use of information technology in health care. Discusses the importance of pilot projects and additional work still needed in this area.

The accompanying appendix gives an analysis of clinical data exchange efforts in community-based projects in an effort to discover common findings that could prove useful in considering future models and identifying common themes that could predict success.