Strong standards or wiggle room? | Markle | Advancing America's Future

Strong standards or wiggle room?

Publication Date: November 20, 2009

Former President George W. Bush urged doctors and hospitals to go digital on their own, with a few booster shots of federal help. Consequently, progress was slow. But the pace of change has been increasing since President Barack Obama has made health IT a priority and Congress put some real money on the table. Under the economic stimulus law passed earlier this year, as much as $45 billion will be distributed to health care providers who buy and use approved electronic health record systems.

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