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HIMSS 2009 Health IT recommendations - Can we hit a home run?

Posted Dec 23 2008 9:35pm

Healthcare Reform Link: HIMSS 2009 Call-to-Action

After serving on jury duty this week, I have been slightly out-of-touch with happenings in the Healthcare arena and I missed the opportunity to view the live broadcast of a press conference by HIMSS on their 2009 Call to Action for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress. Fortunately, the link above provides another opportunity to view the press conference.

The HIMSS recommendation states, "It is essential that health IT be harnessed as a tool in transforming healthcare, improving quality by delivering information where and when it is most needed, reducing costs, empowering consumers in their healthcare decisions, and providing for the privacy and security of personal health information.

To ensure that health IT is appropriately addressed in anticipated healthcare reform policy in 2009, HIMSS developed unified recommendations for the new Congress and Administration concerning the role of health IT in healthcare reform."

A PDF can be downloaded here that contains the full set of recommendations.

Here's hoping that we can hit a winning run with healthcare!

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