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eHealth Initiative Lauds Inclusion of Health IT Provisions in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Date:2/17/2009

008 eHI report is an executive summary which draws from both the eHealth Initiative Blueprint: Building Consensus for Common Action and eHealth Initiative's Consensus Legislation, which together represent a multi-stakeholder agreement on a shared vision, and a common set of principles, policies, strategies and actions for improving health and health care through information technology. More than 200 organizations representing every sector of health care, including clinicians, consumers, employers, health IT suppliers, health plans, hospitals and other providers, laboratories, pharmaceutical organizations, pharmacies, public health agencies, and state and community-based organizations, participated in the development of these reports.

"The effective adoption of health IT and secure, electronic health information exchange promises to transform care delivery, improve the health of the American people, and enable individuals to more effectively manage their health and health care," said Janet Marchibroda, chief executive officer of the eHealth Initiative. "We at the eHealth Initiative look forward to supporting President Obama and the new Administration in significantly advancing improvements in the quality, safety, efficiency, and access of health care, which will now be made even more possible by the significant investments that this Act provides."

To support health care leaders in their understanding of the key components of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the eHealth Initiative is offering a series of web-conferences which focus on primary elements of the legislation, including privacy, standards and policy, grant and loan programs, technical assistance programs, Medicare incentives, and Medicaid incentives, which will launch on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. To register for any of the web-conferences, go to

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