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George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program


ARRA; Electronic Health Record; Government Funding; Health Information Exchange


On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law. One of the most sweeping pieces of economic legislation ever enacted, ARRA not only provides hundreds of billions of dollars in new health and health care spending but also makes comprehensive reforms in health law and policy, particularly in the area of health information law, including health information technology (HIT) adoption and health information privacy.


Funding for this report has been provided in part by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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