HHS blog intended as forum about health IT

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The first post on the new Health IT Buzz blog has generated more than 50 comments since it was posted Monday. The blog was launched by David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., the national coordinator for health information technology in the Department of Health & Human Services.

A press release about the blog says it will “allow readers to learn more about health information technology (health IT) and provide a space for consumers, providers, policymakers, and technology experts to share their ideas and concerns regarding health IT.”

That first post emphasizes listening and says it will be a forum for engagement, inviting a wide range of stakeholder to discuss ideas and concerns about electronic health records.

The second post discusses the $80 million in Recovery Act money that will go toward training health IT professionals, saying that it will use community colleges to offer the education resources.

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