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01/21/2009

The source of this report is interesting.  Time to turn up the amps to “11”

Economist’s Letter to Obama Calls for Health Care IT Investment

In an open letter to President Obama published in the February issue of Rolling Stone, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman calls for spending federal money "on things of lasting value," such as health IT, Healthcare IT News reports.

Krugman — a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University and columnist for the New York Times — writes that health care IT, "like similar infrastructure investments, would help create jobs," which then would address the economic crisis.

Krugman writes that Obama should "improve information technology in the health care sector, a crucial part of any health care reform."

Obama has said he wants to spend $50 billion over five years to support the adoption and use of health care IT (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 1/19).

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