From Virginia takes a lead role in the stimulus plan's push for health IT

A Q&A with Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's secretary of technology and CIO, on how the commonwealth will use funds to help build a nationwide electronic health records system.

Contained in the economic stimulus package is $19 billion for the expansion of health care information technology. Most of the money will come in the form of grants to state and local governments and health care providers to develop electronic health records. The Commonwealth of Virginia is taking the lead on implementing electronic health records.

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