"The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has worked across the federal government to develop this ONC-coordinated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the Plan), which identifies the federal activities necessary to achieve the nationwide implementation of this technology infrastructure throughout both the public and private sectors. The timeframe of the Plan is 2008-2012. The Plan has two goals, Patient-focused Health Care and Population Health, with four objectives under each goal. The themes of privacy and security, interoperability, IT adoption, and collaborative governance recur across the goals, but they apply in very different ways to health care and population health."
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/