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MedTechIQ member, Neal Neuberger...Health IT Money Should be Spent Educating Providers


As reported in Government Health IT News ... MedTechIQ member, Neal Neuberger, executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy, said a good portion of the $2 billion set aside for the Office of the National Coordinator should be spent on educating providers on the law's fine points, including timetables, incentives, and financial risks associated with health IT adoption.

Either that, or more funding should be made available – possibly through federal budget legislation now under consideration – to cover education and outreach to health care providers.

What health care providers don’t know about the health information technology funding available under the financial stimulus law could hurt them financially, speakers at a Washington briefing said last week. At the same time, educating providers about all the health IT “carrots and sticks” in the law won’t be easy, they said...

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Comment by Parvati Dev on March 18, 2009 at 4:13pm
... actually care providers need more education on how to select and use health IT well. The legal issues with incentives, risks, etc, are also important.
Comment by Parvati Dev on March 18, 2009 at 4:07pm
Isn't that right!


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