Sunday, August 22, 2004

DHHS/Health Information Technology: GAO Briefing

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a good summary of the efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to promote the development and widespread use of electronic health records and the legal environment in which those efforts are being carried out. The briefing document for the staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is entitled, "HHS’s Efforts to Promote Health Information Technology and Legal Barriers to Its Adoption" [GAO-04-991R, August 13, 2004].

Related Recent GAO Reports:
Health Care: National Strategy Needed to Accelerate the Implementation of Information Technology. GAO-04-947T, July 14, 2004 (12 pages).

Medicaid Waivers: HHS Approvals of Pharmacy Plus Demonstrations Continue to Raise Cost and Oversight Concerns. GAO-04-480, June 30, 2004 (74 pages).

Medicare: CMS Needs Additional Authority to Adequately Oversee Patient Safety in Hospitals. GAO-04-850, July 20, 2004 (50 pages).

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