Paul Ryan's Congressional health IT timeline

Congressman Paul Ryan

Virtually every news outlet across the country is reporting on last night’s vice presidential debates, analyzing every nitty and gritty facet – from Vice President Joe Biden’s pearly whites and myriad interruptions to Congressman Paul Ryan’s aggresive H2O hydration and vague political jargon.

Foreign policy, domestic affairs and social issues were among the most fiercely contested topics of the night. But just as with the presidential debates, one issue again unmentioned was health information technology.

So instead of declaring the debate's winners and losers – or hypothesizing whether Biden fancies Crest or Colgate – we look at what wasn’t discussed: Paul Ryan’s Congressional record on health information technology.  

[See also: Veep debate: Healthcare fact twisting with feist.]