OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Cover Story A goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is that, by 2014, all health care providers and payer organizations will use interoperable electronic health records (EHR) the cornerstone of the proposed Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). In August 2006, President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order requiring federal agencies that purchase and deliver health care to use health information technology based on new interoperability standards. Since then, the newly formed Certification Commission for . . .
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