HIT: Brailer praises Kaiser's effort

National Health IT coordinator Dr. David Brailer told an audience of about 200 physicians, software engineers and executives from Kaiser Permanente at a health IT conference that the company's new electronic health records system should "serve as a national model." Kaiser's HealthConnect initiative will see the company spend $3.3 billion on modernization technology throughout its health care network over the course of the next decade. "The way Kaiser has gone about doing this is a great learning experience for other providers," Brailer said.

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PLUS: Meanwhile, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan reported second-quarter net income of $363 million on revenue of $7.7 billion yesterday. Total membership now stands at 8.8 million patients in nine states. Release