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Blumenthal touts cost savings from IT during health reform webcast

iHealthBeat, August 11, 2009
During a webcast on health reform, David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health IT, said that health information technology can improve healthcare quality and lower costs by preventing adverse drug interactions and eliminating duplicative tests. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius added that telemedicine services provide people in rural areas with remote access to physicians and medical experts.