Speak Up on PCAST's Health IT Report
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is seeking public comments on its report entitled, “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward.”
In his post "White House Advisory Council Makes Recommendations for Health IT," CDT Policy Counsel Harley Geiger writes the following about the report:
In the report, PCAST – an advisory group of scientists and engineers appointed by the President – made several recommendations intended to make it easier to exchange health information from one health care system to another. Among the report’s recommendations is an approach that would apply a universal language for exchanging health data and would tag health data with certain information, including patient privacy preferences.
Comments deadline: Jan. 17, 2011
For more information on submitting comments, including submitting written comments via mail, click here.