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Stark Introduces Health IT Bill

National Journal
January 21, 2009

Just before Washington’s collective attention turned to inaugural festivities, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Fortney (Pete) Stark, D-Calif., dropped legislation aimed at overhauling the U.S. healthcare system through advances in technology.

Federal Agencies’ Experiences Demonstrate Challenges to Successful Implementation

Obama Wants E-Health Records In Five Years

President-elect Barack Obama said he wants the federal government to invest in electronic health records so all medical records are digitized within five years.

Obama announced the plans and the deadline during a speech at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Thursday.

US stimulus bill may have health IT funds-Verizon

Congress’ economic stimulus package may include $20 billion for the government’s Medicaid health insurance program and others to adopt health information technology (IT), which would create jobs and improve medical care, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) chief executive Ivan Seidenberg said on Wednesday.

Let's Spend on Broadband and the Power Grid

As a new American administration takes office during the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, everyone is understandably fixated on the present emergency — on what went wrong and how to fix it. There is a growing feeling of desperation, the idea that we must do something — anything — to get the world’s economic juices flowing again.

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