President-elect Barack Obama’s initial round of cabinet nominees would bring significant changes to state and local government IT, Chris Dixon, manager, state and local industry analysis at INPUT told Security Magazine.
“For example, former Senate majority leader Daschle’s views on health care reform include a role for the government in health IT that are similar to those of the outgoing Bush administration,” says Dixon “However, health IT was the #2 policy item of the Obama campaign’s health care platform, so INPUT expects it to see much more attention and funding under the new administration.”
Earlier this year Daschle published the book, “Critical – What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis.”
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“Once Congress begins to question these nominees, we will get a better sense of where they would like to go, and—just as important—where Congress would like them to go in terms of policy priorities for the next four years,” says