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November 25, 2009
11:44 am

dsc02976Last week HLC participated in the Women in Technology roundtable event which gave their members an overview about the role of technology in health reform as it relates to electronic medical records, care management, and identity.

NextGenWeb blogger Shana Glickfield had this to say about the event:

“Women in Technology hosted a roundtable event to give their members a closer look at how healthcare policy intersects with technology.  The presentations dove into where our government is heading when it comes to Health IT.  Particularly when it comes to Electronic Health Records, the speakers focused on the recent progress in moving these life- (and money-) saving technologies forward.

Tina O. Grande, SVP for Policy at the Healthcare Leadership Council, noted that electronic health records were actually part of the economic stimulus bill (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act).  The bill provides many deadlines, standards and incentives.  They include Medicare bonus payments to eligible physicians and hospitals using electronic health records as soon as 2011.”

HLC believes the nationwide use of health information technology, including the development of uniform standards for information-sharing and a national patient privacy standard will create quality improvements and greater patient safety.  I would like to thank Shana for highlighting our efforts on health information technology.

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