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White House calls for new health IT task force

Healthcare IT News, February 23, 2010

The White House has called for the creation of a government-wide task force to strengthen coordination of healthcare IT among federal agencies that hold key roles in carrying out the administration's plans for a digital healthcare system. The plan, described in a memo from Office of Management & Budget director Peter Orzsag and Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, sets up a way for agencies with healthcare responsibilities to participate in planning healthcare IT projects set in motion by passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, Healthcare IT News reports.