SPOTLIGHT: Kennedy championed health IT, HIPAA

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) was an unlikely champion of health IT. As the second-most-senior member of the august body known as the U.S. Senate, you'd think that he wouldn't understand newfangled gizmos like electronic medical records, but he apparently did. It was his Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that approved the net $19.2 billion in federal EMR stimulus funding before the bill went to a vote before the full Senate, after all. FierceEMR

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.