HHS Connect at a glance

2010 GCN AwardsOrganization: Health and Human Services Department's Federal Health Architecture.

Project: Connect program.

Challenge: Enable federal agencies to exchange health care information securely and efficiently.

Solution: Create and distribute the open-source Connect system for standards-based health care information exchange.

Impact: Savings of $200 million, plus improved patient care and benefits administration.

Duration: March 2008 until now.

Cost: About $16 million.

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