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Capitol Health Call
November 10, 2015

GAO Issues Report on Health Information Interoperability

JAMA. 2015;314(18):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15025

At the request of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on nonfederal initiatives to bolster the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (http://1.usa.gov/1JAEUew). The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines interoperability as the ability of health care systems to exchange and use health care information without special effort by the user (http://bit.ly/1VrrIQ1).

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