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How Does a Doc Really Use An Electronic Medical Record?

The Wall Street Journal
by Jacob Goldstein

Executive Summary: Health Information Technology Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America

by Robert D. Atkinson, dadaniel castro and Stephen J. Ezell
January 2009

Electronic Health Records: How to Spend the Money Wisely

So it looks as if the nation’s taxpayers are going to spend about $20 billion to accelerate the use of computerized medical records. In his press conference Monday night, President Obama went out of his way to explain why that money belonged in the economic stimulus package.

Kennedy unveils details of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., released the following statement today in response to passage by the Senate of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill passed the Senate today by a vote of 61-37 and will now go into conference with the House of Representatives.

Obama's Health-Record Proposal

The U.S. House’s passage of President Barack Obama’s $20 billion proposal to promote electronic health records may do more for George W. Bush’s cousin than for one of Obama’s advisers.

Obama losing stimulus message war

At this crucial juncture in the push to pass an economic recovery package, President Barack Obama finds himself in the most unlikely of places: He is losing the message war.

Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Senate for Maintaining Health IT provisions in the Economic Recovery Package

Obama health care plan said to boost security, privacy controls

The electronic health records plan in President Barack Obama’s $825 billion economic stimulus bill aims to boost security and privacy controls beyond those now required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Stimulus health IT amendments lined up for consideration

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Edward Kennedy and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., are expected to try to amend the health information technology section of the economic stimulus package to ensure that electronic medical records collect data on race, ethnicity and gender, which they believe will help eliminate disparities in health care.

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