NIST sets up repository for health IT info

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, along with standards development groups and others, is working on a Web-based repository of health IT standards information.

The Health Care Standards Landscape will provide a comprehensive source of information on health care standards, standards development organizations and organizations that use or implement health care standards.

The information will help coordinate and develop more compatible standards and tools, NIST said late last month.

Organizations collaborating with NIST include the Health and Human Services Department's Agency for Health Research and Quality, which is providing funding; the American National Standards Institute's Health Informatics Standards Board; and the Consolidated Health Informatics program, a presidential e-government initiative.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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