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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 4, 2020 10:07 AM
From: Representative Bryan Cutler
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing May 6, 2020 as Pennsylvania Health Care Information Technology Awareness Day
I will soon be introducing a resolution recognizing May 6, 2020 as “Pennsylvania Health Care Information Technology Awareness Day”.

The United States spends more than $3.5 trillion on health care each year, representing 18% of gross domestic product nationally. Spending on health care has increased 40% from just a decade ago. However, the health care industry invests only 3-6% of its revenue on information technology and information systems versus 4.4-11.4% of other data-intensive industries, such as banking and financial services.

My hope is the House recognize the importance of raising awareness of health care information technology and the advancement of health information exchange to help improve the quality of care, save lives and reduce the cost of health care. The intent of this resolution is to continue promoting better health care through broader adoption of advanced health care information technology and management systems.

Introduced as HR737