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“Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin called on providers and health information technology vendors Friday to commit to working on a set of standards aimed at breaking the interoperability logjam.”

“Speaking at the Health Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting, Shulkin said the VA is developing a set of common data standards for collecting patient information. The department is also testing an open-source API platform…”

“We are asking industry to open up API access to all developers who want to work with veterans…”

“To date, 11 health systems signed a VA pledge committing to the open API. Shulkin said that organizations need to be prepared to fully support the pledge before signing on…” Read the full article here.

Source: Shulkin: VA poised to break interoperability logjam – By Matthew Weinstock, March 9, 2018. Modern Healthcare.

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