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Sebelius Provides Update on the State of EHR Adoption

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provided an update on the state of EHR adoption at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society .

Sebelius set the tone for the show in her keynote at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference. She gave an update on the state of EHR adoption from her perspective as the national coordinator for health IT within the Obama administration.

It was noted that time is of the essence for healthcare providers to take advantage of the ARRA subsidies, as government bonuses are titrated downward the longer it takes for healthcare organizations to demonstrate meaningful use.

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