Obama, Biden both take parting shots at lack of progress on health IT
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The federal effort to digitize medicine has been "harder than we expected," President Barack Obama said in a recent interview, despite putting "a big slug of money" into it.
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden was blunt in his challenge to leaders of the big electronic health record vendors who were at a meeting for his "cancer moonshot" initiative, half-seriously threatening to lock them into a room until they made data sharing more seamless: "I have Secret Service on the other side, and we’re not going to get out till we have some answers."
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Obama and Biden were both expressing frustration with the billions...