Many Millions Directed to EMRs
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.February 16, 2010
The Obama administration has committed nearly a billion dollars toward the transition to electronic medical records (EMRs), reports the Associated Press. The White House announced on Friday that it would award $975 million in grants to aid the transition, the report states. The funds come from the economic stimulus package and will be distributed through the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor. The funds will be used to assist healthcare providers with the move to electronic record-keeping and will also be used to train healthcare workers on the new technology.