A memorandum of understanding between the US Department of Health and Human Services, The Secretary of State for Health, NHS England, and The Health and Social Care Information Centre – 21 January 2014

Posted on January 28, 2014. Filed under: Health Informatics |

A memorandum of understanding between the US Department of Health and Human Services, The Secretary of State for Health, NHS England, and The Health and Social Care Information Centre – 21 January 2014

“Purpose
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sets out the framework for the intended working relationship between NHS England, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It has been developed with the contributions of representatives from each organisation and describes a programme of collaboration with objectives set around sharing common values across health information technology (HIT) and health data. In doing so,the programme of collaboration should leverage the strengths of each Participant and identify opportunities to improve the health IT economy as well as the health and well-being of the population.

All Participants recognise the importance ofinformatics as a key enabler of health and social care provision and improvement. In particular, the Participants recognise the importance of the development of clinical outcome indicators, standards harmonisation and increased interoperability, open data initiatives, advancing Health IT adoption, and priming their respectivemarkets for innovative new Health IT products and services.”

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US and UK working to strengthen use of health IT for better patient care – 23 January 2014

“As the use of health information technology (health IT) grows in both the United States and the United Kingdom, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt today signed a bi-lateral agreement for the use and sharing of health IT information and tools. The agreement strengthens efforts to cultivate and increase the use of health IT tools and information designed to help improve the quality and efficiency of the delivery of health care in both countries. The two Secretaries signed the agreement at the Annual Meeting of the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.”

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