This past year, I completed a tour of duty with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).   I served as coordinator for standards related to Consolidated CDA, quality measures (HQMF) and results reporting (QRDA) that are now part of Meaningful Use Stage 2.  These standards, along with Direct Project and standardized vocabularies, will contribute to Health Information Exchange that works. I’m proud of the ONC and the community that delivered these standards.  It’s a breakthrough with significant benefit to the United States.  But it’s also only a start. The need for better Health IT solutions hits home Three days after completing my work with ONC, my wife Julie found out she had breast cancer.  We have spent every day since in the struggle for her health and survival.  We had the usual frustrations with coordinating her […]