In the stampeed to "do the most for health care", there are now 7
pieces of HIT legislation pending in Congress. To help track the ebb
and flow of legislation in this area, HIMSS has created a "legislative cross-walk" tool (Word document) that compares and contrasts the varous pieces of legislation. This type of
evaluation and tracking system is often used on Capitol Hill by
Congressional staffers to better understand legislation introduced on a
specific topic. The legislation listed on the crosswalk includes:

  • National Health Information Incentive Act of 2005 (H.R. 747)
  • 21 st Century Health Information Act of 2005 (H.R. 2234)
  • Affordable Health Care Act (S.16)
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (S.544)
  • Information Technology for Health Care Quality Act (S. 1223)
  • The Health Information Technology Act of 2005 (S. 1227)
  • Health Technology to Enhance Quality Act of 2005 (S. 1262)