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S. 1693 - Wired for Health Care Quality Act

Medicine. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to enhance the adoption of a nationwide interoperable health information technology system and to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care in the United States. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Wired for Health Care Quality Act

S. 1693 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to enhance the adoption of a nationwide interoperable health information technology system and to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care in the United States. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to enhance the adoption of a nationwide interoperable health information technology system and to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care in the United States.
Other Titles
  • Wired for Health Care Quality Act
  • Wired for Health Care Quality Act
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Medicine
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Chronically ill
  • Civil liberties
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Consumer education
  • Consumers
  • Criminal justice
  • Curricula
  • Data banks
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Electronic data interchange
  • Executive departments
  • Executive reorganization
  • Federal advisory bodies
  • Federal aid to education
  • Federal aid to health facilities
  • Government information
  • Government lending
  • Government procurement
  • Government publicity
  • Health care fraud
  • Health information systems
  • Health planning
  • Health policy
  • Higher education
  • Interstate relations
  • Law
  • Licenses
  • Medical care
  • Medical education
  • Medical records
  • Medical research
  • Patients' rights
  • Performance measurement
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public contracts
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Quality of care
  • Right of privacy
  • Science policy
  • Standards
  • State and local government
  • Strategic planning
  • Technology
  • Technology assessment
  • Telecommunication
  • Telemedicine
  • Victims of crimes
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Major Actions
Introduced6/26/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/26/2007
6/26/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S8414-8415)
6/26/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Put on a legislative calendar6/27/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
8/01/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Kennedy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar8/01/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 318.
10/01/2007By Senator Kennedy from Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions filed written report. Report No. 110-187.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

7.0 times as much
$2,282,924
$313,104
$1,006,644
$78,869
$484,348
$285,984
$8,110,320
$12,562,193
$515,981
$1,286,712
$1,802,693
9 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Wired for Health Care Quality Act

9 organizations supported this bill

Business Roundtable
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
Center for Democracy & Technology
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
(n.d.). HIMSS Endorses the Wired for Health Care Quality Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
HR Policy Association
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Partnership for Women & Families
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Retail Federation
(n.d.). Letter to Senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
Service Employees International Union
(n.d.). Letter to senator. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(n.d.). Letter to senator. Retrieved n.d., from .

2 organizations opposed this bill

American Psychoanalytic Association
(n.d.). Privacy Must Be Wired into S. 1693. Retrieved n.d., from .
Patient Privacy Rights
(n.d.). “Wired for Health Care Quality Act” Deeply Flawed. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$14,500$8,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$74,561$18,650
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,000$3,500
Max BaucusDMT$62,669$68,009
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$30,050$12,900
Bob BennettRUT$13,500$1,000
Joe BidenDDE$20,850$23,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,750$16,900
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$66,400$4,149
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,157,652$61,843
Sherrod BrownDOH$246,639$46,350
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,300$2,000
Jim BunningRKY$24,250$3,198
Richard BurrRNC$120,633$17,000
Robert ByrdDWV$28,250$500
Maria CantwellDWA$205,788$31,650
Ben CardinDMD$221,705$34,809
Tom CarperDDE$28,550$3,000
Bob CaseyDPA$368,614$25,660
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$70,050$2,250
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,613,687$154,630
Tom CoburnROK$13,450$1,500
William Thad CochranRMS$3,000$2,000
Norm ColemanRMN$89,595$26,550
Susan CollinsRME$120,096$14,100
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,650$30,800
Bob CorkerRTN$168,510$2,800
John CornynRTX$95,504$7,490
Larry CraigRID$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$13,500$0
Jim DeMintRSC$138,855$3,500
Chris DoddDCT$29,850$31,200
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$67,773$450
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,950$11,750
Byron DorganDND$31,350$14,500
Dick DurbinDIL$52,750$30,035
John EnsignRNV$13,500$10,500
Mike EnziRWY$18,500$10,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$166,632$13,800
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$112,250$22,700
Lindsey GrahamRSC$74,627$2,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$68,516$36,017
Judd GreggRNH$14,500$7,000
Chuck HagelRNE$1,500$500
Tom HarkinDIA$32,650$24,000
Orrin HatchRUT$48,651$22,600
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$50,900$2,000
Jim InhofeROK$20,475$0
Dan InouyeDHI$41,600$8,250
Johnny IsaksonRGA$51,975$4,750
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,000$7,250
Ted KennedyDMA$59,517$59,050
John KerryDMA$79,744$15,050
Amy KlobucharDMN$917,631$16,900
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$93,800$8,500
Mary LandrieuDLA$160,311$20,050
Frank LautenbergDNJ$19,300$22,150
Patrick LeahyDVT$10,100$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$36,292$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$150,600$57,050
Blanche LincolnDAR$141,300$29,800
Chester Trent LottRMS$11,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$21,700$500
Mel MartinezRFL$64,005$2,000
John McCainRAZ$9,300$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$951,719$34,150
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$76,150$30,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$121,050$36,300
Barbara MikulskiDMD$303,887$13,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$49,190$1,000
Patty MurrayDWA$787,807$48,930
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$45,300$22,900
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$67,787$17,950
Barack ObamaDIL$75,410$56,900
Mark PryorDAR$12,250$1,150
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$11,250
Harry ReidDNV$54,200$34,900
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,850$7,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$42,100$46,100
Ken SalazarDCO$337,642$50,542
Bernie SandersIVT$16,298$19,184
Chuck SchumerDNY$42,800$17,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$26,450$2,500
Richard ShelbyRAL$33,550$4,000
Gordon SmithROR$76,050$30,300
Olympia SnoweRME$116,097$10,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$214,750$50,863
Debbie StabenowDMI$738,688$28,266
Ted StevensRAK$6,400$200
John SununuRNH$24,250$9,600
Jon TesterDMT$6,850$10,300
John ThuneRSD$57,992$3,000
David VitterRLA$43,708$5,950
George VoinovichROH$74,350$1,250
John WarnerRVA$1,000$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$160,361$22,568
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$173,600$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$28,550$28,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$14,500$8,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$74,561$18,650
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,000$3,500
Max BaucusDMT$62,669$68,009
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$30,050$12,900
Bob BennettRUT$13,500$1,000
Joe BidenDDE$20,850$23,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,750$16,900
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$66,400$4,149
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,157,652$61,843
Sherrod BrownDOH$246,639$46,350
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,300$2,000
Jim BunningRKY$24,250$3,198
Richard BurrRNC$120,633$17,000
Robert ByrdDWV$28,250$500
Maria CantwellDWA$205,788$31,650
Ben CardinDMD$221,705$34,809
Tom CarperDDE$28,550$3,000
Bob CaseyDPA$368,614$25,660
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$70,050$2,250
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,613,687$154,630
Tom CoburnROK$13,450$1,500
William Thad CochranRMS$3,000$2,000
Norm ColemanRMN$89,595$26,550
Susan CollinsRME$120,096$14,100
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,650$30,800
Bob CorkerRTN$168,510$2,800
John CornynRTX$95,504$7,490
Larry CraigRID$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$13,500$0
Jim DeMintRSC$138,855$3,500
Chris DoddDCT$29,850$31,200
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$67,773$450
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,950$11,750
Byron DorganDND$31,350$14,500
Dick DurbinDIL$52,750$30,035
John EnsignRNV$13,500$10,500
Mike EnziRWY$18,500$10,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$166,632$13,800
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$112,250$22,700
Lindsey GrahamRSC$74,627$2,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$68,516$36,017
Judd GreggRNH$14,500$7,000
Chuck HagelRNE$1,500$500
Tom HarkinDIA$32,650$24,000
Orrin HatchRUT$48,651$22,600
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$50,900$2,000
Jim InhofeROK$20,475$0
Dan InouyeDHI$41,600$8,250
Johnny IsaksonRGA$51,975$4,750
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,000$7,250
Ted KennedyDMA$59,517$59,050
John KerryDMA$79,744$15,050
Amy KlobucharDMN$917,631$16,900
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$93,800$8,500
Mary LandrieuDLA$160,311$20,050
Frank LautenbergDNJ$19,300$22,150
Patrick LeahyDVT$10,100$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$36,292$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$150,600$57,050
Blanche LincolnDAR$141,300$29,800
Chester Trent LottRMS$11,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$21,700$500
Mel MartinezRFL$64,005$2,000
John McCainRAZ$9,300$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$951,719$34,150
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$76,150$30,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$121,050$36,300
Barbara MikulskiDMD$303,887$13,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$49,190$1,000
Patty MurrayDWA$787,807$48,930
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$45,300$22,900
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$67,787$17,950
Barack ObamaDIL$75,410$56,900
Mark PryorDAR$12,250$1,150
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$11,250
Harry ReidDNV$54,200$34,900
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,850$7,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$42,100$46,100
Ken SalazarDCO$337,642$50,542
Bernie SandersIVT$16,298$19,184
Chuck SchumerDNY$42,800$17,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$26,450$2,500
Richard ShelbyRAL$33,550$4,000
Gordon SmithROR$76,050$30,300
Olympia SnoweRME$116,097$10,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$214,750$50,863
Debbie StabenowDMI$738,688$28,266
Ted StevensRAK$6,400$200
John SununuRNH$24,250$9,600
Jon TesterDMT$6,850$10,300
John ThuneRSD$57,992$3,000
David VitterRLA$43,708$5,950
George VoinovichROH$74,350$1,250
John WarnerRVA$1,000$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$160,361$22,568
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$173,600$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$28,550$28,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$8,110,320
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,282,924
Retail trade$1,006,644
State & local govt employee unions$484,348
Manufacturing$313,104
Chambers of commerce$285,984
Pro-business associations$78,869

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,286,712
Health & welfare policy$515,981
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