What primary interoperability role should the federal government play? (Poll Closed)

  • Convene stakeholders and document national progress
    35 votes

  • Set technical standards
    98 votes

  • Penalize underperforming providers
    28 votes

  • No role - let the market sort itself out
    36 votes

  • Penalize underperforming software vendors
    19 votes



  • Eric Puster - 10 months ago

    Government is very effective when private industry has strong incentives to do the wrong thing because monetary damages are paid by someone else. For example, pollution (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421515302494) and likely information blocking. Government agencies must be very cautious when deciding what to regulate and how and what to leave their hands off of..

  • Robert Adams Jr. - 10 months ago

    Less government, the better. MU slowed down vendor innovation and burdened healthcare institutions to meet worthless requirements. Let the market figure it out. It worked for VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, the internet, html, etc...

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