"HL7 has been at the center of global EHR development since
1987, as well as a key player in the more recent U.S. efforts to
design and implement a national EHR system by 2014, a commitment
made by President George W. Bush in his State of the Union Address
in January of 2004.
"With the Obama Administration's pledge to meet that commitment,
and to direct massive amounts of funding towards ensuring its
success, it is critical that the standards needed to support this
ambitious goal are not only available, but the right tools for the
job as well.
"In this interview, HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, M.D. shares his
perspective on what's been accomplished, what remains to be done,
and where the critical decisions that will lead to success or
failure in creating a national EHR system must be made."