National Coordinator Cites SMART as #1 Approach for Government Improving HIT

As reported in the Boston Globe, Farzad Mostashari, at the Health 2.o conference, observed that “The investments in research and development that are going on in the consumer technology space are now dwarfing the investment and innovation that are happening in, say, the military.” As an approach the government can take to promoting improvements in HIT, he cites the SMART project “where Zak Kohane and Ken Mandl are developing a system of “iPhone-like” medical apps designed so that they can be easily swapped out when better ones are developed but that allow for easy saving and transfer of data to a new program.”