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IBM financing health technology to gain from stimulus, December 29, 2009

International Business Machines Corp. is providing financing to help at least four companies put their medical records into digital format, aiming to extend its benefits from the U.S. healthcare stimulus bill. IBM has signed financing agreements with Siemens Healthcare, which develops electronic medical records, and three other healthcare businesses whose clients are converting data into digital form, IBM announced. IBM, the world's largest computer-services provider, said it has hardware and consulting services that can be packaged with the financing agreements, reports.