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HIM/HIT Northern Virginia Regional Conference

Northern Virginia Community College will host the Northern Virginia Health Information Management/Health Information Technology Regional Conference on May 23, 2013 from 10am until 3pm.  The conference will be held at the Ernst Cultural Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus.

Agenda Items Include:

A Federal Jump-start for Health IT ...

Colleagues,

See article and link from MIT Tech Review of interview with the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ...

Conrad Clyburn

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 White House aide leads push to improve health-care IT with billions in stimulus funds.

A Federal Jump-start for Health IT ... White House aide leads push to improve health-care IT with billions in stimulus funds.

Colleagues,

See article and link from MIT Tech Review of interview with the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ...

Conrad Clyburn

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In a landmark government effort to drive American health care into the information age, the February 2009 stimulus bill earmarked about $30 billion in incentives for doctors and hospitals who install electronic medical records—paying up to $63,750 to individual physician and millions to hospitals.

Defense companies target health care ... Washington Post

Colleagues, See article and link below from the Washington Post on how defense contrators are increasingly focusing on acquiring health information technology expertise and companies .... 

Traditional defense contractors are increasingly muscling into the health care services field, hoping that the burgeoning area can help them weather reductions in Pentagon equipment buying.

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