Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Not What the Doctor Ordered: Health IT Barriers for Small Medical Practices

On Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:00 am, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology held a hearing entitled "Not What the Doctor Ordered: Health IT Barriers for Small Medical Practices."

The hearing examined the adoption of health information technology by small medical practices. The Subcommittee considered witness testimony regarding the barriers that small providers have encountered and possible solutions for addressing those barriers.

Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Sc.M., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, testified at the hearing. Here is a clip from his testimony:



The full written testimony submitted by Dr. Mostashari for the hearing is below:



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Other testimony was provided by:
Much of the testimony was very supportive of the efforts on adoption of health IT. After this post was published Dr. Mostashari tweeted on the bipartisan nature of the hearing:


The full video of the hearing is available HERE

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