SPOTLIGHT: Leavitt announces interoperability initative, RFP

Health and Human Services head Mike Leavitt announced the formation of a new public-private collaborative which will "lead the nationwide transition to an electronic health record in a smooth, market-led way." The new group will be called the American Health Information Community (AHIC). HHS is also issuing four RFPs designed to set the stage for interoperability. The RFPs cover data standards, certification and architecture as well as privacy and security. Release