Legislators Learn about HIT Development in NC

Maggie Sauer, Associate Executive Director, NCMS Foundation, briefed members of the Joint Legislative Health Oversight Study Committee on The Impact of New NC HIT Initiatives in Physician Practices on March 3, 2010.  Her presentation (PDF) examined electronic health record (EHR) adoption, barriers to adoption, new health information technology (HIT) opportunities for NC and steps that will be taken to improve HIT development and EHR adoption.  Joanne Rohde, CEO, Axial Exchange, provided a Primer on HIT to the committee, which is co-chaired by Senator William Purcell, MD, (D-Scotland), and Representative Bob England, MD, (D-Rutherford).

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