Health IT: feds hold sway

Conn, Joseph
January 2010
Modern Healthcare;1/4/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. federal government to lead the talks on the execution of health information technology (IT) in 2010. It is said that the allocation of Medicaid fund for the acquisition of electronic health-record (EHR) systems under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will start this year. It was noted that subsidies for EHR will be given to eligible Medicaid providers prior to their purchase of the system. Also stated is the need for providers to employ certified EHR to gain subsidies under such law.


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