HITN: More Federal Spending for Health IT

Health IT News has a short piece on the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives authorizing more spending on Health IT: ‘…The bill (H.R. 3010) includes $58.1 million for �grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the development and advancement of an interoperable national health information technology infrastructure.� In addition, it makes $16.9 million available under the Public Health Service Act �to carry out health information technology network development.� The White House requested $75 million for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in fiscal year 2006 budget…’ There are now major federal RFP dollars being floated around so if you aren’t on a RFP team, find one and join up fast.

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