Data for Individual Health

Data for Individual Health (PDF File, 4.2 MB), a new report supported by AHRQ, lays out recommendations for a health information technology (IT) infrastructure that could not only achieve interoperability among electronic health records but also integrate data using information from personal health devices; patient collaborative networks and social media; and environmental, demographic and genomic data. The report looks at how health information is used and shared across the health care system, and makes recommendations about the use of standards and incentives to allow sharing of health information.

The report, made possible through partnership between AHRQ, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, comes at a time when ONC is in the process of developing a federal health IT strategic plan for a shared, nationwide interoperability roadmap to ensure that information can be securely shared across an emerging health IT infrastructure.

Select to access Data for Individual Health (PDF File, 4.2 MB).

Page last reviewed December 2014
Internet Citation: Data for Individual Health. December 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/healthit.html