Health Information Technology: The Case for a Sound Federal Policy

The Heritage Foundation, June 25, 2009 — Tevi Troy
Congress, through its enactment of the “stimulus” bill, is committed to spending $787 billion on various projects, including $20 billion to encourage doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). This new spending is a component of the Obama Administration’s health care agenda, which includes the promotion of health information technology (HIT)…