Leahy letter asks Obama to support states that promote health IT

12/22/2008 | Health Data Management

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chair of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee, has asked President-elect Barack Obama to support federal funding for states with health care IT initiatives. "Federal funding to help states implement health information technology improvements will encourage needed modernization to health records and provide states the means to promote innovations in this area," Leahy said in a letter, in which he also showed support for broadband Internet access as part of telehealth initiatives.

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