Dr. Robert Kolodner, a former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will team up with the Georgia Institute of Technology's Enterprise Innovation Institute in Atlanta as part of a public-private collaboration to accelerate the use of health information technology.
Kolodner partners with Ga. Tech for health IT
In his position as chief health informatics officer for the Open Health Tools open-source community, Kolodner will have "a planning and participant coordination" role in the initiative, according to a Georgia Tech news release.
The release noted that collaboration will include representatives from government, healthcare providers and provider organizations, patient and health advocates, open-source and commercial IT vendors, and researchers and entrepreneurs.
"Our initiative will gather a rich set of open-source and commercial resources that enable public, private, and nonprofit entities to begin collaborative projects quickly and with minimal startup costs," Kolodner said in the release. "By using proven processes that build trust and increase project success rates, the community will develop shared infrastructures and tools that deliver value and choice for users and create new business opportunities for vendors."
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