Also in the news: Health IT bill fails in Senate

The Senate failed to pass the Wired for Health Care Quality Act by unanimous consent yesterday, although leaders of both parties pushed hard for passage, according to a report by Government Health IT.


The Wired for Health Care Quality Act would create a series of funding mechanisms that would encourage health care professionals to purchase systems for electronic medical records and other clinical applications. The bill also would close a loophole that allows health care to provide information about patients and their ailments to vendors without the patient’s consent.


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