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Date:1/27/2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS):

WHAT: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will join the U.S. House of Representatives 21st Century Health Care Caucus in a press conference to call attention to the widespread support for the health IT provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan of 2009 currently pending in Congress.

WHO: Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)

Co-Chair, 21st Century Health Care Caucus

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)

Co-Chair, 21st Century Health Care Caucus

H. Stephen Lieber, CAE

President & CEO, HIMSS

Sue Schade, FCHIME, FHIMSS

Chief Information Officer, Brigham & Women's Hospital

WHEN: January 28, 2009

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322

Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, SW

WHY: To ensure health IT is appropriately addressed in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HIMSS believes that the inclusion of funding for health IT is essential if we are to meet President Obama's goal of computerized health records for all Americans. An investment in health IT will benefit the economy, patients, and clinicians.


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