National Coordinator for Health IT Discusses Economic Stimulus Funds
"Stimulating the Adoption of Health Information Technology," New England Journal of Medicine: In the perspective, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal discusses the health IT provisions of the federal economic stimulus package -- collectively called HITECH in the law. He also discusses the challenges in implementing and maintaining health IT systems. Blumenthal says, "It is now up to the government and the nation's health care professionals and facilities to turn this opportunity into real improvements in the health and health care of Americans" (Blumenthal, NEJM, 4/9).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.