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Health IT Now! Coalition Commends House Decision to Pass Health IT Legislation in Economic Recovery Package
Date:1/29/2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health IT Now! Coalition applauds the House's important decision to allocate $20 billion of the $819 billion included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for incentives to promote the adoption of electronic medical records.

"We are thrilled by this outcome," Joel White, executive director of the Coalition said. "For over a year and a half the coalition has advocated for legislation with significant funding provisions and this is a great start."

"These funds to promote adoption of electronic medical records not only: enhance patient safety, improve health outcomes, and save lives, but by tying these funds to systems that are interoperable also allows these allocations to go a long way in modernizing health care delivery and support," White concluded.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act including these funding provisions passed through the House late Wednesday evening, and a similar stimulus package is quickly moving through the Senate.

HealthITNow.org is an organization which educates the public and policymakers on the challenges of our current health care system and the transforming life-saving and cost-saving benefits of health care information technology. As an organization formed within the meaning of section 501(c)(4), contributions to the organization are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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