HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called on members of the health information technology community to stay the course with healthcare reform and the government's meaningful-use health IT incentive program at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society gathering in Orlando, Fla. And outgoing Office of the National Coordinator head Dr. David Blumenthal delivered his swan song as the two delivered back-to-back keynote speeches Wednesday at the conference.
Sebelius said that despite “lots of disagreement” in Congress on budget deficits and other matters, health information technology “is one of those issues where Democrats and Republicans stand together.”Click here for complete HIMSS coverage.
The Obama administration also remains firmly supportive, she said.
“We believe in health IT because it's an investment in a stronger economy” and understand its “huge job-creating potential,” Sebelius said. FULL STORY