Congressional Affairs Year In Review 2009

In 2009, during the First Session of the 111th Congress, more progress was made to advance the transformation of patient-centric healthcare using information technology (IT) than in any previous year. Through passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Congress took significant steps in establishing leadership for national health IT initiatives and providing funding to bolster the electronic exchange of health information.

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