The Machinery Behind Health-Care Reform

How an Industry Lobby Scored a Swift, Unexpected Victory by Channeling Billions to Electronic Records

When President Obama won approval for his $787 billion stimulus package in February, large sections of the 407-page bill focused on a push for new technology that would not stimulate the economy for years…

…A Washington Post review found that the trade group, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, had worked closely with technology vendors, researchers and other allies in a sophisticated, decade-long campaign to shape public opinion and win over Washington’s political machinery.

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