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Issue No.02 - March/April (2009 vol.11)
pp: 4-5
George Kraft , IT consultant
ABSTRACT
As IT professionals, we'll be watching President Barack Obama's efforts to launch a standardized national healthcare IT system in a way his predecessor couldn't, but as US citizens, we have a vested interest in all-inclusive medical care at a reduced cost.
INDEX TERMS
IT professional, national healthcare, healthcare IT
CITATION
George Kraft, "Healthcare IT Standardization: Will the New Stimulus Package Help?", IT Professional, vol.11, no. 2, pp. 4-5, March/April 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.26
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2. C.B. Thielst, "Forming a RHIO? Moving from a Collaborative to a Formal Organizational Structure with Authority and Accountability!", white paper, Health Information Management Systems Soc., Mar. 2006.
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4. "Summary of HIPPA Privacy Rule," Health Privacy Project, Inst. for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown Univ., 13 Sept. 2002.
5. "The United States Stimulus Package,"17 Feb. 2009, Sections 3012 and 3013; http://cryptome.info/0001hrl-vote-o1.htm.
6. J. Mincer, "Health Costs—Debate Over Digitizing," The Wall Street J.,8 Feb. 2009, p. 2.
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