This 13-page open letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addresses a 10-year vision and the dual goal of inter-operable technology for sharing healthcare records, coupled with a shift to standardized care of patients. The is now called "population health'' in government lingo. It was previously referred to as disease management.
Here's more on population health tied to electronic medical records, on the website of HealthIT.gov.
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