Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, July 15th, 2007
The Senate bill adopts several of the Health IT Now! coalition principles to promote the widespread adoption of health information technology. In particular, the legislation sets a date certain for establishing interoperability standards, provides grants and loans to providers, empowers public-private partnerships, and codifies aspects of the Health IT effort into law, thus helping to realize life-saving -- and cost-saving -- advances of modern technology.
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