American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

By John Andrews 11:37 am August 04, 2014
It has been five years since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 launched a mad scramble among healthcare providers for a share of billions in technology improvement dollars.
By Bernie Monegain 11:32 am August 04, 2014
Two advocates -- one for consumers and the other for privacy, announced their leave-takings from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, even as the agency itself reorganizes to accommodate a smaller budget post the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that injected billions of dollars into ONC.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Government Health IT Staff 10:55 am July 14, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continues to reshape itself as it adjusts to funding limits. To that end, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has outlined a new working group structure for ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am May 02, 2014
Federal funding for most regional extension centers is set to dry up by late this year or early next, but most of them still plan to keep their doors open, according to the 2014 HIMSS Regional Extension Center Survey.
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.
By Stephen Burrows 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The recent federal mandates for healthcare information technology have increased demand on the field, boosting the need for educated and knowledgeable staff for health IT projects.
By Mike Miliard 10:58 am March 26, 2014
Solo physicians and small practices are finally starting to show encouraging electronic health record adoption rates, according to a new report from SK&A.
The case for health IT internships
By Stephen Burrows 10:30 am March 03, 2014
Recent federal mandates for healthcare information technology have increased demand on the field, boosting the need for educated and knowledgeable staff for health IT projects. But we are seeing an influx of students entering these programs who do not have clinical or information technology backgrounds.
By Tom Sullivan 10:20 am February 27, 2014
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years.
Most healthcare organizations reported a data breach this past year.
By Erin McCann 06:16 am February 03, 2014
If you're shirking your security systems' obligations all to save a few pennies, better think again. Chances are, it will end up costing much more down the road -- a whopping $1.6 billion more.

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