In a new report, ITIF explores the benefits of using information technology in the health care sector, such as reduced medical costs, improved medical care, and increased access to personal health information. The paper reviews the obstacles that have prevented the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and proposes a number of policy recommendations to speed adoption. Specifically, the paper discusses the benefits of establishing independent health record data banks as a sustainable and market-based approach to implementing EHRs. ITIF also recommends other methods to leverage federal resources to speed EHR adoption.
October 23, 2007
ITIF Senior Analyst Julie Hedlund’s testimony on U.S. programs and legislation to support rural broadband access for the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
October 22, 2007
An article of "IEEE Internet Computing Journal" documents how other nations have more robust broadband than the United States.
October 17, 2007
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rob Atkinson (ITIF), and James Gattuso (Heritage Foundation) argue for the need to make permanent the ban on Internet access taxes in "The Hill."
October 9, 2007
Rob Atkinson's article in ScienceProgress about the importance of innovation for meeting the significant new challenges facing this country. The article discusses policies that the United States should adopt to promote innovation.
October 4, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s testimony about globalization of R&D and policy responses, before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
September 18, 2007
ITIF analyzes arguments made by proponents of paper audit trails and debunks the myth that paper audit trails will secure our elections.
September 6, 2007
Testimony Before the House Committee on Small Business on the Small Business Administration's Investment Programs
ITIF President Rob Atkinson's testimony on the Small Business Administration's investment programs before the House Committee on Small Business.
July 26, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the IBM Forum on Global Leadership, titled Creating Open Partnerships.
July 24, 2007
Rob Atkinson’s article in the July 2007 issue of the Journal of Technology Transfer arguing for the importance of the Research and Experimentation Tax credit. The article calls for several important changes to the credit: doubling its current value, modifying the Alternative Simplified Credit to become incremental, and expanding the flat credit for collaborative R&D.