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NIH announces a new health information infrastructure

In this announcement, ‘HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today released the first outline of a 10-year plan to transform the delivery of health care by building a new health information infrastructure, including electronic health records and a new network to link health records nationwide. At the same time, he announced a number of new action steps to help advance health information technology immediately…’
Is Open Source part of the NIH plan?
It includes:
Appoint a Leadership Panel
Private sector certification of health information technology products
Planning the formation of a private interoperability consortium