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It is hard to imagine a world now without sophisticated medical devices, efficient electronic data transfer of real-time health information and high-tech operating rooms – health IT solutions that are improving outcomes and transforming healthcare delivery. Over the past several decades, NIST has played a key role in achieving this world by conducting fundamental research, advancing measurement science, and supporting the development of standards that make it possible.
Today, NISTs cutting-edge initiatives are setting the standards for a future that offers even more promise for evolving healthcare through technology in the United States. NIST Initiatives are examining the best ways for humans to interact and interface with next-generation health IT. They are significantly improving medical device interoperability and making healthcare safer in the process. NIST researchers are exploring a new world in which critical patient diagnostic or treatment information can be collected and transmitted continuously by miniature implanted sensors or smart pills.
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