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Proposed Budget Mean and Health IT? Likely Cuts Raise Concerns

President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, some initial details of which were released this week, has raised quite a few eyebrows. This is largely due to its suggested $54 billion increase in defense spending, to be offset by cuts to funding for non-defense programs at various federal agencies–what one administration official termed “lower priority programs […]

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Costs for Digitizing and Sharing EHRs Could Impair Telemedicine Efficacy

A report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), requested by the White House and Congress, cites IT companies and some care systems that are making the healthcare industries’ transition to electronic health records (EHRs) cumbersome and excessively expensive. Easy, secure, and affordable access to EHRs is key to telehealth […]

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