You can’t look at the Internet, read a magazine, watch TV, or listen to the radio without hearing something about President Obama’s stimulus package, but how does that relate to you and your work? In my March “Up Front” column I shared thoughts by a few of 24×7’s board members on this topic. Their comments highlighted that the more relevant issues for clinical/biomedical engineering departments rested on how to get money for training and new equipment at a time when budgets are crunched.
We’d like to know where you stand on this. Has the stimulus bill brought positive changes to your department? Does adoption of the EMR go hand in hand with replacing older equipment to integrate the EMR? Let us know if the recovery act has changes your world.