With projects ranging from safer Web browsing to a 21st century air traffic control system, federal, state, and local agencies demonstrate that they, too, can apply IT in critical and novel ways.
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is advancing the adoption of electron ic medical records through its work on the Nationwide Health Information Network. A key development is the NHIN Direct Project, launched in March to expand the number of ways that data can be simply and securely exchanged at a more local level, such as when a doctor is making a referral to a specialist. The project involves identifying standards, service definitions and implementation guides in support of this important initiative.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.