Congress Health IT Bill and Cerner Lobbying

Alberto Borges, MD writes in with news that a major Health IT bill is up for approval in Congress and that Cerner spent $180,000 in lobbying the government in the 1st quarter alone. Might the passage of this bill heavily favor the formation of a cartel of proprietary vendors? Dr. Borges also has a presentation from 04/2008 on many subjects, including positions or lack thereof of Presidential candidates on Health IT.

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