The overall effort to get some momentum behind Health IT has gotten a boost. For Health IT to work, there needs to be certification bodies. The federal government is in the business of certifying the certifiers. Dr. Doug Fridsma, director of the Office of Standards and Interoperability at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS, explains how their certification process works.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.