AHIC Meeting News

Joseph Conn reports in Modern Healthcare.com that the American Health Information Community (AHIP) at its October 31 meeting gratefully accepted the Health Information Technology Standards Panel’s work product: “22 standards and eight implementation specifications to support data transmissions in three areas selected by AHIC: to move lab data into electronic health-records systems; to populate personal health records with a patient’s medication history and basic information to facilitate registration; and to speed the transfer of healthcare information from providers to public-health authorities for biosurveillance.” He also reports controversy over the lab data transfer standards.