Social Security Awards $20 Million in Contracts For Electronic Medical Records

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This press release was issued by the Social Security Administration this week. I hope it will achieve the stated purpose of speeding up the almost unbearably long process of reaching decisions in disability claims.

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that 15 healthcare providers and networks have received $17.4 million in contract awards to provide electronic medical records to the agency. These electronic medical records, which will be sent through the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), will significantly shorten the time it takes to make a disability decision and will improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of the disability program.

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