The plan states the strategic vision of NLM (derived from the meeting of the Strategic Vision Working Group in Washington, DC on Apr. 11-12, 2005), previous decades of progress (1986-2006, and the Plan for 2006-2016.
The Plan has four goals:
- Seamless, uninterrupted access to expanding collections of biomedical data, medical knowledge, and health information.
- Trusted information services that promote health literacy, improve health outcomes, and reduce health disparities worldwide.
- Integrated biomedical, clinical, and public health information systems that promote scientific discovery and speed the translation of research into practice.
- A strong and diverse workforce for biomedical informatics, research, systems development and innovative service delivery.