The Heath and Human Services National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, announced yesterday the launch of Health IT Buzz. This is a new blog that allows visitors to learn more about health IT. It also will serve as a place for different groups, such as providers, technology experts, consumers, and policy makers to share their thoughts about health IT.
This morning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, Dr. Blumenthal will be holding a conference call with the press to discuss the blog in greater detail. Additionally, he plans on discussing possible new grants to help build the health IT workforce. Some of the topics that will be on the blog itself are security issues, new ideas for electronic health records, and overall enhancement of widespread health information. To check out the blog and share your concerns or find out what others are thinking visit:http://healthit.hhs.gov/blog.onc.