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The passage of landmark healthcare reform legislation including ARRA and the HITECH Act in 2009 and PPACA in 2010—as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012—has changed the landscape of the U.S. healthcare industry forever, perhaps more than any expert envisioned just scant years ago.

There is a growing recognition that advanced healthcare IT is both essential to support the enormous amounts of electronic information that will be collected and exchanged and foundational to industry transformation and healthcare reform. As the massive transformation from disconnected, inefficient, paper-based “islands” of care delivery to a nationwide, interconnected, and interoperable system driven by EHRs and healthcare IT innovation, ...

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