Leaders say full e-prescribing could be around the corner
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
While many believe Kerry's bill, S 2408, has a good chance to pass this year, both he and Gingrich said other IT programs could take longer to get off the ground. A healthcare information technology bill sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), for example, has met with resistance from privacy advocates over privacy safeguards.
These topics and others will be on the table March 27 at a special session of the McKnight's Online Expo. National expert Peter Kress, vice president and CIO with ACTS Retirement-Life Communities will lead the session on IT challenges and opportunities in long-term care.
Complete free registration for the second annual McKnight's Online Expo, featuring five live sessions March 26 and 27, at www.mcknights.com.