Originally published: August 16, 2010
Last updated: November 29, 2010 - 11:44am
The Health and Human Services Department is emphasizing adoption of health information technology and the fostering of innovation among its objectives for its new Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2015.
The plan describes health IT adoption as being at the heart of efforts to transform health care through the use of data to improve the quality of care, reduce costs and paperwork, expand access to care, improve public health, and support reformed payment structures. Under the economic stimulus law, $20 billion was made available to providers and agencies to motivate them to adopt the technology.
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