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September 13, 2005
Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina highlight the need to move away from a paper-based system of storing medical records, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said Monday.Clinto...
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August 31, 2005
Lawmakers returning to Congress in September will continue a push for healthcare information technology legislation as a way to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care....
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August 09, 2005
Information technology's use in healthcare could save the system billions of dollars and improve patient care, but misaligned financial incentives, the cost of the technology and a lack of agreement o...
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August 09, 2005
By the time you read this column, Washington, D.C., will be a ghost town, as most of official Washington leaves the city for the August congressional recess. But the lead-up to the lazier days of sum...
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July 26, 2005
Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) is crafting healthcare IT legislation, bolstering the chances for Congress to pass a bill aimed at encouraging widespread use of technology in healthcare....
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July 21, 2005
The ability of healthcare systems to seamlessly exchange data is a top priority for the government, HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt on Wednesday told Senate lawmakers."Recognize t...
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July 20, 2005
The U.S. Senate as early as next week could consider legislation that aims to spread information technology adoption in healthcare after a key Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan healt...
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July 15, 2005
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved $95.2 million for healthcare information technology as part of a $146 billion fiscal year 2006 spending bill, falling short of the $125 million...
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July 15, 2005
Four high-profile Senate leaders will combine two competing healthcare information technology bills in a move to bolster the chances of passing healthcare IT legislation. Senators plan to resolve diff...
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July 08, 2005
Lawmakers are likely to fast track healthcare IT legislation introduced in the Senate last month, congressional staff on Thursday told an Institute of Medicine committee.In late...
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July 01, 2005
A bipartisan group of senators introduced two separate bills Thursday that would encourage adoption of information technology in healthcare and take steps toward rewarding providers under Medicare for...
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July 01, 2005
Information technology's use in healthcare could save the system billions of dollars and improve patient care, but misaligned financial incentives, the cost of the technology and a lack of agreement o...
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June 29, 2005
Several high-profile U.S. senators plan to introduce two separate healthcare bills Thursday that would encourage healthcare IT adoption and take steps toward rewarding healthcare providers that meet c...
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June 22, 2005
Members of the U.S. Senate are exploring the possibility of a caucus that would advance legislation on healthcare information technology-related bills. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-M...
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June 16, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) today introduced bipartisan legislation designed to create a healthcare information technology system where data can be...
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May 12, 2005
Two members of Congress on Wednesday introduced bi-partisan legislation aimed at driving information technology adoption within the healthcare industry through grants and loans to fund regional health...
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May 09, 2005
Expect most healthcare-IT related activity around Washington this month to come from the Bush administration.HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt in the next few weeks is expected to announce a 500-day plan for...
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April 25, 2005
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) will call on members of Congress to support funding for healthcare information technology projects through a "dear colleague" letter he is circulating on Capitol Hill....
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April 12, 2005
Score one for healthcare information technology issues on Capitol Hill. In what may be the first major gift to healthcare IT organizations this year, the Senate Budget Committee...
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March 11, 2005
The Senate Budget Committee on Thursday passed a resolution that establishes a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support investments in healthcare information technology and pay-for-performance programs...
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