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Stimulus Dollars Go to Medicaid, Health Clinics

By: Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2009

The establishment of the Office of Recovery Act Coordination this week means the $137 billion stimulus money is a step closer to healthcare professions, but don't get excited yet.

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HIMSS Analytics: Less Than 1% of U.S. Hospitals at Stage 6 EMR Adoption

By: Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2009

At a time when the new administration is striving to digitize the entire nation's hospitals, a new analysis from HIMSS Analytics estimates only 0.5% of hospitals have reached the organization's Stage 6 level of adoption.

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White House Healthcare Summit: Obama Calls on All Sectors to Cut Costs

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 19, 2009

President Barack Obama told key stakeholders in the healthcare reform debate that there should be no "sacred cows" in the discussion on healthcare reform, which he said will require sacrifices from everyone involved.

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