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March 17, 2010
Coming on the same day as the announcement that HHS will put another $162 million toward Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), the news that Pennsylvania has decided not to partner with Delaware as it works to develop its own HIE would be easy to overlook.
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February 19, 2010
With 2010 bringing a heightened focus on healthcare compliance, reform efforts and enforcement, providers should be aware of the legal ramifications that surround these issues, says law expert Stephen W. Bernstein.
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January 28, 2010
Healthcare IT has been highlighted over the past four years in State of the Union speeches, though President Barack Obama made no mention of it in his Wednesday night speech. Some stakeholders defend the Administration's support of health IT, while others question it.
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January 13, 2010
Premier healthcare alliance, which encompasses 2,300 not-for profit hospitals and health systems and more than 63,000 other healthcare organizations, addressed healthcare reform in a letter to Congressional leadership Jan. 12.
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December 24, 2009
The Senate passed a sweeping healthcare reform bill Thursday morning by a 60-39 margin, all but ensuring that President Barack Obama will get one of his legislative priorities written into law in early 2010.
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December 24, 2009
The Senate passed a sweeping healthcare reform bill Thursday morning by a 60-39 margin, all but ensuring that President Barack Obama will get one of his legislative priorities written into law in early 2010.
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December 20, 2009
The Senate passed a sweeping healthcare reform bill Thursday morning, despite concerns from the Medical Group Management Association.
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December 03, 2009
The Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) passed the House on Nov. 7 by a vote of 220 to 215, and we await a Senate version of health reform for a vote by early next year – perhaps.
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November 25, 2009
White House officials said Wednesday that healthcare IT is key to containing healthcare costs in the future.
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November 23, 2009
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved the Small Business Health IT Financing Act (HR 3014), which would authorize the Small Business Administration to oversee a $10 billion loan program for healthcare providers. This bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Kathleen A. Dahlkemper (D-Pa.), chairman of the House Small Business Regulations and Healthcare Subcommittee, is up for Senate consideration.
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November 09, 2009
The Medical Group Management Association, which represents nearly 14,000 large and small physician practices across the country, is giving kudos to information technology components of the health reform bill passed Saturday by the House.
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August 26, 2009
With the death of Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy (D-Mass.) late Tuesday night goes one of the staunchest allies of health reform and healthcare IT advancement.
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July 06, 2009
The VeriChip Corporation, a Delray Beach, Fla.-based provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare, is supporting a Pennsylvania bill that would ban the forced implantation of identification devices in people.
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June 10, 2009
The Senate draft of the health reform bill released Tuesday provides no new funds for healthcare IT – but the strategies outlined for reimbursement, cost savings and improved care all depend on the generation and use of data.
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May 05, 2009
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and responsible for leading healthcare reform efforts, said Monday that health IT will be key in containing costs to pay for reform.
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April 29, 2009
Kathleen Sebelius begins her first day today as Department of Health and Human Services secretary, having garnered Senate confirmation Tuesday in a 65-31 vote.
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April 28, 2009
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius went before the full Senate Tuesday for confirmation as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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April 23, 2009
Ten conservative leaders have called on the Senate to oppose the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services Secretary, calling her "unfit" for the role because of her "extreme" pro-abortion record and her lack of integrity during the nomination process.
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