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February 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p54
The article focuses on the scheduled launch of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) in the U.S. According to Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Michael Astrue, the test run will have the real-life benefit of greatly decreasing the time it takes to determine disability eligibility. The article notes that work on getting the NHIN up and running has been frenzied when the Department of Health and Human Services awarded contracts to health information exchanges to begin trial implementations of the network.


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