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HIMSS Looks to School Pres Candidates

February 5, 2008
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Chicago-based HIMSS has issued a Presidential Health Information Technology Briefing Book that outlines eight policy recommendations for the presidential candidates.

According to HIMSS, the recommendations include:

· permanent status for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT;

· full funding for all federal HIT initiatives;

· adoption incentives and reimbursement methodologies;

· interoperability standards and harmonization;

· certification of EHR products;

· privacy and security;

· reform of physician self-referral and anti-kickback statutes;

· and consumer empowerment.

The briefing book also includes an Executive Summary, a HIT 101 primer, current initiatives, resources and tools.

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