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Don't Cut Research: Use It to Cut the Deficit

18 Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 12:35:24 (EST)

While Congress has averted a government default, any deficit deals Congress comes up with will undoubtedly slash "discretionary" programs including education, medical research and health care for the poor and disabled. Cutting debt is crucial, but instead of broadly cutting these programs Congress could use a scientific approach to eliminate...
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Don't Repeat the UK's Electronic Health Records Failure

Posted December 1, 2010 | 13:57:12 (EST)

Fueled by the economic stimulus passed by Congress in 2008, the federal government has embarked on a controversial $30 billion program to induce doctors throughout the country to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) by 2014. The purpose is to create an interconnected system of electronic health records to improve safety...

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