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Thompson receives leadership award for technology solutions for patient safety

CHICAGO - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) awarded the Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with its annual HIMSS Advocacy Award for his leadership to include healthcare information manage......

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