Stimulus package to benefit use of electronic medical records

Accreditation Connection, February 27, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will include financial incentives promoting the use of electronic medical record technology, Healthcare Finance News reports.

The package will, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provide $20 billion in healthcare information technology funding. Experts believe this will remove the most common barrier—cost—to the widespread implementation of electronic medical records.

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