Speaking at a March 20 Federal Trade Commission event, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said that to date about $24 billion--$22 billion on the Medicare and Medicaid incentive program and $2 billion on other programs--has been spent to drive adoption of electronic health records.

“That $24 billion, by the way, does not include the Medicaid investments that are going on now and will continue until 2021 and are about $16 billion,” said DeSalvo.

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