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U.S. to dole out $1.2 billion for health records technology

Washington Post, August 21, 2009
The Obama administration has unveiled $1.2 billion in federal grants for electronic health records systems. The grants are the first wave of funding under a healthcare reform plan to create vast records-sharing networks aimed at cutting costs and improving care in the coming decade. The administration has described such computer systems as a crucial step in overhauling the nation's increasingly expensive healthcare system.