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Little Return on $26B Investment in Health IT by Feds

Published
  • August 13 2014, 7:41am EDT

Despite more than $24 billion in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who "meaningfully use" electronic health records and another $2 billion spent on interoperability standards and EHR certification, there is very little electronic information sharing among providers.

That is the conclusion of a new health policy brief from the journal Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation authored by Janet Marchibroda, director of the Health Innovation Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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