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Alliance Donates Health IT Standards Directory to NIST

From NIST Tech Beat: June 8, 2006

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Contact: Michael Baum
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The National Alliance for Health Information Technology is donating its directory of health information technology (IT) standards to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology expand its Health Care Standards Landscape (HCSL), a Web-based repository of health care standards, standards development organizations and related information. HCSL was developed by NIST to help harmonize health IT standards and improve the safety, quality and accessibility of the nation’s healthcare system. The alliance’s directory contains more than 2,100 listings for health IT standards and links and information for the 430 organizations that created them. The HCSL can be accessed at www.nist.gov/hcsl. The alliance is a partnership of senior executives from all health-care sectors working to advance the adoption of clinical information technology systems to achieve measureable improvements in patient safety, quality of care and operating performance. For more information on the alliance, see http://www.nahit.org/cms.