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Senators, AHIMA Voice HIT Security, Interoperability Concerns

May 18, 2017 - Proposed budget cuts and workforce reductions to HHS could have a potential negative impact on successfully implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, according to several senators. Specifically, HIT security, interoperability, and even advancing biomedical research could all be put into jeopardy. Eleven senators wrote a letter to President Donald Trump earlier this week, voicing their concerns...


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by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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