Excerpt: It is critical that your agency do everything possible to advance interoperability and meaningful use of HIT, not just in name only….More than four and a half years and two final Meaningful Use rules later, it is safe to say that we are no closer to interoperability in spite of the nearly $10 billion spent. With the bar for Meaningful Use set so low, and with a focus instead on trying to pad participation rates, these challenges are predictable.
Excerpt: “HHS has failed to provide substantive guidance to states on how the money is to be used,” Grassley and Upton wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Unsurprisingly given these facts, news reports have shown how states have engaged in questionable contracts with taxpayer dollars…Ensuring proper use of American taxpayer dollars is of the upmost importance, and we trust that you share our concerns.”
Excerpt: Continuation of unfair government competition in the commercial sector impedes creation of the kinds of private-sector jobs that have never been more crucial for generating opportunity and jumpstarting the American economy. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: We believe that these communications show that AARP was working closely with the Obama administration to pass a bill widely understood to be a partisan endeavor despite your organization’s public claims to be nonpartisan and despite the opposition of your membership Click here to read the letter.
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