Saturday, June 23, 2007

Bipartisan support for the Wired for Health Care Quality Act of 2007

I had an opportunity to review the 80 page document.
It seems to address many issues related to HIT: privacy, technology, funding and education. SV

WASHINGTON — Today legislation put forth by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and colleagues, Senators Mike Enzi, Hillary Clinton and Orrin Hatch to modernize health care for the 21st century successfully was introduced in the United States Senate. Patient care declines in quality when physicians do not have access to timely information about the patients they serve and health care costs skyrocket when tests or procedures are duplicated because critical records are missing or inaccessible. Wasting scarce health care dollars on needless administrative costs drives up insurance premiums, and means that care is less affordable and less available.

Senator Clinton

Senator Hatch

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