The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will host a five-part series of Webinars on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, expected to include $19 billion for health IT.

Webinars will be held from February 18 to March 18. Topics will include:

  • Overview and analysis of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009;
  • Privacy and security implications;
  • Funding for health IT;
  • The act’s impact on ONC, the National eHealth Collaborative, CCHIT, and HITSP; and
  • Health care quality ramifications.

All Webinars are free for HIMSS members.

In addition, the HIMSS 2009 conference in Chicago will feature 10 different education sessions focused on the economic stimulus. The sessions will take place April 5 to April 8. To register, visit the HIMSS conference Web site.