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April 21, 2009
The Senate Finance Committee confirmed Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday morning to join President Barack Obama's cabinet as the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary.
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April 03, 2009
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius expressed strong support of healthcare IT in both of her confirmation hearings this week before Congress. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on her nomination as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary as early as next week.
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March 12, 2009
Those interested in applying for spots on the new federal healthcare IT policy advisory panel had better act quickly - the window for nominations closes March 16.
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March 11, 2009
The chairmen of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel have weighed in on the future of their organizations under the new stimulus package.
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March 01, 2009
President Barack Obama announced Monday he has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for Department of Health and Human Services secretary and Nancy-Ann Min DeParle for Director of the White House Office for Health Reform.
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February 24, 2009
Washington State Health Care Authority's health record bank initiative in three communities will go live at the end of February or early March and the request for proposal for the Health Record Bank of Oregon will be released in the same timeframe.
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February 18, 2009
Patients across the United States will benefit from a new health information technology (HIT) law providing comprehensive privacy and security standards for patient records including strong, protective provisions for psychotherapy records. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the economic stimulus package, was passed by the House and Senate on February 13 and signed into law by President Obama on February 17.
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February 13, 2009
The House voted Friday afternoon to approve the final version of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill by a 246-183 vote, according to CNN reports.
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February 10, 2009
The Senate voted 61 to 37 Tuesday afternoon to approve an $838 billion stimulus package, according to The Washington Post.
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February 10, 2009
President Barack Obama pushed the urgency of an economic stimulus package during his first televised national address Monday night. Included in that package, he said, is funding for healthcare IT.
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February 09, 2009
Senate wrangling over the weekend on a proposed $900 billion economic stimulus package has led to a $3 billion cut in proposed healthcare IT discretionary funding.
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February 02, 2009
President Barack Obama’s pledge to inject $50 billion into the healthcare field over the next five years to develop and support technology has many in the industry wondering how and where that money might be spent.
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January 28, 2009
Leaders in Indiana are encouraging Congress to consider its innovative, community-based health information technology (IT) program as a model for the rest of the nation as it infuses between $2-5 billion in health IT infrastructure as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This is the range between the pending House and Senate versions of certain health IT infrastructure funding recommended through this economic stimulus legislation.
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January 28, 2009
Leaders in Indiana are encouraging Congress to consider its innovative, community-based health information technology (IT) program as a model for the rest of the nation as it infuses between $2-5 billion in health IT infrastructure as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This is the range between the pending House and Senate versions of certain health IT infrastructure funding recommended through this economic stimulus legislation.
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January 28, 2009
The Senate is looking at spending $21 billion in incentives and funding for healthcare IT in the economic recovery package. Healthcare IT experts fear, however, that some privacy aspects of the bill could cost the industry millions of dollars.
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January 27, 2009
If Congress does not adequately address privacy as part of healthcare IT funding measures in the economic recovery package, any efforts to advance healthcare IT will fail, according to experts who testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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January 19, 2009
In Washington, Healthcare Information Technology policy planning is accelerating at a pace that is faster than at any time in history (at least my 30 years in healthcare IT).
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January 08, 2009
Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle pledged Thursday that he would apply the lessons of the past to work toward healthcare reform.
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July 31, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Senate's passage of a bill giving Medicare the ability to reward physicians who adopt e-prescribing technology certainly brought smiles to the faces of Rick Ratliff an...
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July 11, 2008
The Senate approved a bill Thursday that will phase out Medicare's higher co-pays for mental health services, bringing them in line with co-pays for physical healthcare services. As a result...
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