Saturday, January 24, 2009

New stimulus bill contains complete health IT act

The latest in HITECH is not what you think it is - it is the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health Act. The act is part of the economic stimulus bill expected to be signed into law this February. It provides for a whopping $20 billion in health information technology spending - I realize a billion isn't what it used to be given all the numbers floating around in the current economic mess, but it still is more than pocket change :-)

The cornerstone of this Act is the emphasis on widespread use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) by doctors, hospitals, and payers. And for once it seems like even the privacy advocates like ACLU and others are lending support.

Read more here.

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2 comments:

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markinson said...

I'm a graduation student.....and in my free time I like to surf net for getting new updates about various things in the world.While doing so I came across this site....The concept of Health IT act is really a great IDEA.I Found it interesting.It feels glad to know that companies are so much concerned about their employees.
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