Manufacturers join call for IT
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 9, 2007
The National Assn. of Manufacturers joined former Rep. Nancy Johnson and former Sen. John Breaux in creating a coalition to push for the rapid deployment of health information technology.
The newly formed coalition, which also includes patients, physicians and employers, is advocating federal legislation that includes establishing guidelines for health IT systems; federal financial incentives; the use of electronic medical records; and a federal-state process to resolve policy issues.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/07/09/bibf0709.htm.