HIT: Gingrich wants hospitals regulated like airlines

Supporters of electronic medical records continue to argue that the technology is in the national interest, particularly given the threat of a pandemic or other disaster scenario. Center for Healthcare Transformation head Newt Gingrich is continuing his public campaign for government regulation of health IT. "We set a public ground rule that for you to be an airline, you've got to be safe," Gingrich said. "We don't do that with hospitals. We should," Gingrich told an audience at a talk on Friday.

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