Health information technology (IT) professionals attending last month's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference rated Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) as the best presidential candidate for health care IT adoption, Healthcare IT News reports. Based on an informal survey of 600 conference attendees, 43 percent said Clinton would be the biggest advocate for health care IT adoption, while 30 percent selected Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), meanwhile, received 21 percent of the vote and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), who has since withdrawn from the race, received 6 percent of the vote. When asked which candidate would have the most impact on empowering providers to deliver the best possible health care through the use of IT, 34.2 percent selected Clinton, 33.8 percent selected Obama and 26.4 percent selected McCain. In addition, 32.9 percent of respondents said Obama has the best plan to improve health care quality and reduce health care costs, while 32.1 percent selected Clinton and 28.7 percent selected McCain. Despite these responses, 35.6 percent of respondents said they would vote for McCain, 34.4 percent said they would select Obama, 23.8 percent said they would vote for Clinton and 6.3 percent said they would select Huckabee if Election Day was the same day as the survey (Wicklund, Healthcare IT News, 3/10/08).