National Health IT Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari said during a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee that the ONC's work this year will fall into three categories: improving how meaningful use is implemented, solving interoperability challenges and supporting consumer use of health information. The meeting also included a look at stage 4 of the meaningful use program. "You might think of stage 4 as moving toward the learning health system for both professionals and patients, so that we make better and better use of data," said committee vice chairman Dr. Paul Tang.

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