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As reported in Medical News Today...Reps. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) and Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) recently introduced a bill (HR 855) that seeks to promote increased use of medical modeling and simulation technology to reduce health care costs and medical errors, CQ HealthBeat reports. M&S allows physicians to practice difficult medical procedures through virtual reality technology. The legislation would authorize $50 million for fiscal year 2010 to establish M&S "centers of excellence" to expand development of the field and fund grants for academic and professional organizations.

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