Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Time for Action is Now

We are the people to take that action. If not now, then when? If not us, then who?

Some folks have greeted the CODA "big tent" response to the Roadmap with understandable skepticism. This is hardly the first time many of us have considered solutions to the interoperability governance problem. That said, even the most cynical observers admit, when pressed, that the need for solving this is critical.

Three things make now different from previous trips around this track:
  1. A profound sense of urgency. Many, many organizations, state governments, federal programs, and private industry expect, want, need, and require a functional information supply chain. 
  2. Motivation and a corresponding bias for action. Many, many efforts are now in flight that depend upon an infrastructure that does not yet fully exist. 
  3. Recognition of the need for collaboration. Whatever fractal level of the LHS you want to consider, the lift is too big to do the work in isolation. Public and private organizations, state and federal government, providers, purchasers, all of the customers of interoperability must work together or we will not succeed.
CODA is all about "going with the goers." There is a critical mass of individuals and organizations who agree: the time for waiting, for planning, for holding back is over. We don't know everything we need to know, but we know we'll never learn what we need if we don't get started bringing this work to nationwide scale.

Join CODA's collaboration team. We're not going to get where we want to go without us all working together to build the information supply chain.  Be a collaborator in building the transparent, accountable digital infrastructure of the LHS, governed with a commitment to open and unbiased exchange, organized and operated for the public good.

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