Report: $19B in health IT funding to boost e-prescribing

03/16/2009 | Government Health IT magazine

The $19 billion allocated in the economic-stimulus package for incentives to adopt health information technology will result in more than 75% of doctors using e-prescribing within five years and savings of $22 billion in drug and medical costs within 10 years, according to a study commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. The savings would offset money spent on the incentives and other health IT programs mandated in the stimulus, the study says.

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