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Institute of Medicine (US); Grossmann C, Powers B, McGinnis JM, editors. Digital Infrastructure for the Learning Health System: The Foundation for Continuous Improvement in Health and Health Care: Workshop Series Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

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Digital Infrastructure for the Learning Health System: The Foundation for Continuous Improvement in Health and Health Care: Workshop Series Summary.

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CExample Stakeholder Responsibilities and Opportunities

OrganizationHIT-Related Activities
Federal agencies
Health and Human Services:
 ONCCoordinate federal efforts in HIT adoption and use
 AHRQProgram management, content development, communication
 CDCPublic health monitoring/population health improvement
 CMSImplement HIT to reduce costs and improve quality of care
 FDAPostmarket drug/device surveillance; data reuse
 HRSAImprove access/coordination for underserved populations
 NIHCollaborative research and rapid translation from study to clinic
Other departments:
 Commerce/NISTStandards and interoperability
 DOD/Health AffairsTelehealth research and design, patient care system
 FCCNational Broadband Plan
 NSFFund digital infrastructure research and development
 Veterans Affairs/VHAEHR/PHR system design and use for patient care and research
IT Companies—e.g., Allscripts, Epic, Cerner, GE, Google, Microsoft, DossiaSoftware systems supporting integrated clinical and business functions and patient portals
Healthcare delivery—e.g., Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, Virginia Mason, Group Health Cooperative, Mayo, Partners HealthCareUse of digital capacity to improve patient care, increase patient involvement, and speed research insights
Academic medical centers—e.g., Duke, MD Anderson, VanderbiltUse of digital capacity to speed research insights from clinical care and apply research findings to improve clinical care
Cooperation capacity resources—e.g., ACOs, HMORN, PEDSNETImplementation and use of data sharing and distributed datasets
Stakeholder organizations—e.g., ACP, ACC, AMIA, eHI, NeHC, NPWC, STSAdvance stakeholder interest in HIT system development and use
Independent sector—e.g., CDISC, CHcF, Markle, NCQA, NQF, RWJFFunding and facilitating innovation in the HIT field

NOTE: Sample list, neither definitive nor complete. See page xxiii for list of acronyms.

Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK83570
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