Reps. Barton, Dingell To Introduce Legislation That Aims To Spur Nationwide Adoption of Electronic Health Records

 

From the Kaiser Daily Health Report:

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair John Dingell (D-Mich.) and ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas) on Tuesday plan to introduce a bill that would promote the adoption of a nationwide electronic health record system, CongressDaily reports. According to CongressDaily, the lawmakers last month released a draft of the legislation that “generated a torrent of comments from the health care, high-tech and consumer advocacy communities,” many of which focused on patient privacy concerns. In response to those concerns, the lawmakers clarified the definition of a security “breach” and increased patient privacy protections in the bill.

Read more at Kaiser Daily Health Report

I just received a copy of the draft bill and am first reading it.

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