View the February 20, 2009 UPDATE to this post here.
UPDATE – See the February 9, 2009 UPDATE to this post here.
The House Appropriations Committee approved a $358 billion portion of an economic stimulus package that includes funds for healthcare IT. Of this total amount, roughly $20 Billion has been earmarked for IT-related healthcare spending.
Earlier announcements tied a good portion of the the $20 Billion to Medicare and Medicaid providers to improve their EMR platforms. Regardless of how these dollars are ultimately targeted and spent, this is good news for HIT professionals.
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