$1 billion federal initiative could save 60,000 lives

The HHS is allocating as much as $1 billion in federal funds to support its Partnership for Patients program, which aims to save 60,000 lives in three years by cutting rates of adverse events and medical errors. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said health IT will be key to meeting the goals of the program, which so far has received support from at least 500 health groups.

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