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Health Information Technology
The federal government is at the forefront of a wide range of initiatives involving the evolution of health information technology. In areas ranging from a program to create a joint electronic health records system at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, federal agencies are working with players in the health and information technology sectors to push change rapidly. That involves dealing with huge amounts of data and deploying cutting-edge systems to make the health system more efficient and effective.
Here are some updates on key recent developments in the health IT world.