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.
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