Transforming Health Care

Recognizing that transformational changes often occur incrementally, Connecting for Health has approached its work in phases. With guidance and leadership of our collaborators, we have developed each phase in achievable steps toward secure, dynamic connectivity in health care.


Phase 6

Health IT & Patient Protections, 2009-2012

Maximizing the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to achieve our goals to improve health, support consumer engagement, and protect privacy through health information sharing.

Personal & Population Health, 2008-2009

Markle Connecting for Health builds on a foundation of private and secure information sharing to advance personal health, individual access to information and population health.

NHIN Prototype, 2006-2007

The application of the Markle Common Framework for Private and Secure Information Sharing as a successful prototype for a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) for information sharing among professionals and for individual access.

Common Framework, 2005-2006

The Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Private and Secure Information Sharing and the Markle Personal Health Technology Initiative.

Roadmap, 2003-2004

The Markle Connecting for Health Roadmap for Achieving Electronic Connectivity from Our Nations Health Care Leaders.

Standards and Privacy, 2002-2003

Markle Connecting for Health: Data Standards, Privacy Practices, and Individual Access to improve health and health care through health information sharing.