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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…

8.5 times as much
$2,350,108
$601,474
$991,384
$93,519
$609,998
$314,238
$10,846,468
$15,807,189
$431,089
$1,431,995
$1,863,084
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$19,000$8,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,561$21,100
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,550$3,500
Max BaucusDMT$65,400$58,410
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$37,279$13,600
Bob BennettRUT$15,500$1,000
Joe BidenDDE$22,850$23,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,750$19,900
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$77,500$4,399
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,010,814$61,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$214,121$50,150
Sam BrownbackRKS$8,050$4,600
Jim BunningRKY$32,916$3,198
Richard BurrRNC$119,397$17,000
Robert ByrdDWV$24,500$750
Maria CantwellDWA$216,021$34,633
Ben CardinDMD$214,803$39,559
Tom CarperDDE$27,550$4,000
Bob CaseyDPA$361,114$34,410
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$76,500$250
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,789,221$168,430
Tom CoburnROK$22,200$1,500
William Thad CochranRMS$6,500$2,000
Norm ColemanRMN$162,745$14,600
Susan M. CollinsRME$125,603$10,800
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,750$29,800
Bob CorkerRTN$193,360$2,800
John CornynRTX$98,654$7,490
Larry CraigRID$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$15,750$0
Jim DeMintRSC$154,855$4,500
Chris DoddDCT$44,100$30,700
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$70,863$450
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,700$11,750
Byron DorganDND$41,050$14,500
Dick DurbinDIL$48,300$30,910
John EnsignRNV$10,700$9,500
Mike EnziRWY$19,000$8,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$171,434$15,850
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$110,383$29,200
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,560$1,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$76,266$28,017
Judd GreggRNH$16,500$7,000
Chuck HagelRNE$6,200$2,800
Tom HarkinDIA$35,550$24,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$57,401$21,600
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,650$2,000
Jim InhofeROK$21,425$0
Dan InouyeDHI$35,600$2,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$44,975$4,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$25,500$750
Ted KennedyDMA$68,950$65,050
John F. KerryDMA$100,194$10,450
Amy KlobucharDMN$960,679$29,500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$118,350$6,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$184,286$22,800
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$21,900$19,650
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,100$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$29,900$15,600
Joe LiebermanICT$110,050$45,550
Blanche LincolnDAR$132,650$35,300
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,000$80
Dick LugarRIN$23,150$500
Mel MartinezRFL$74,254$2,500
John McCainRAZ$15,800$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,941,724$44,100
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$89,400$19,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$136,250$36,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$319,600$15,250
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$55,939$1,000
Patty MurrayDWA$564,690$53,680
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$56,300$21,300
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$69,937$18,950
Barack ObamaDIL$84,711$63,650
Mark L. PryorDAR$12,250$3,150
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$10,250
Harry ReidDNV$75,200$39,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,750$7,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$40,200$44,800
Ken SalazarDCO$348,676$53,950
Bernie SandersIVT$17,248$22,184
Chuck SchumerDNY$45,050$21,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$29,950$3,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$34,550$4,000
Gordon SmithROR$83,900$23,600
Olympia J. SnoweRME$116,272$10,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$223,550$52,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$745,587$33,866
Ted StevensRAK$12,450$200
John SununuRNH$24,000$2,500
Jon TesterDMT$6,900$17,400
John ThuneRSD$87,142$5,500
David VitterRLA$41,907$5,950
George VoinovichROH$85,050$1,000
John WarnerRVA$1,000$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$165,122$26,018
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$164,650$7,950
Ron WydenDOR$27,000$40,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$19,000$8,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,561$21,100
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$6,550$3,500
Max BaucusDMT$65,400$58,410
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$37,279$13,600
Bob BennettRUT$15,500$1,000
Joe BidenDDE$22,850$23,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,750$19,900
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$77,500$4,399
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,010,814$61,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$214,121$50,150
Sam BrownbackRKS$8,050$4,600
Jim BunningRKY$32,916$3,198
Richard BurrRNC$119,397$17,000
Robert ByrdDWV$24,500$750
Maria CantwellDWA$216,021$34,633
Ben CardinDMD$214,803$39,559
Tom CarperDDE$27,550$4,000
Bob CaseyDPA$361,114$34,410
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$76,500$250
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,789,221$168,430
Tom CoburnROK$22,200$1,500
William Thad CochranRMS$6,500$2,000
Norm ColemanRMN$162,745$14,600
Susan M. CollinsRME$125,603$10,800
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,750$29,800
Bob CorkerRTN$193,360$2,800
John CornynRTX$98,654$7,490
Larry CraigRID$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$15,750$0
Jim DeMintRSC$154,855$4,500
Chris DoddDCT$44,100$30,700
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$70,863$450
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,700$11,750
Byron DorganDND$41,050$14,500
Dick DurbinDIL$48,300$30,910
John EnsignRNV$10,700$9,500
Mike EnziRWY$19,000$8,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$171,434$15,850
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$110,383$29,200
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,560$1,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$76,266$28,017
Judd GreggRNH$16,500$7,000
Chuck HagelRNE$6,200$2,800
Tom HarkinDIA$35,550$24,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$57,401$21,600
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,650$2,000
Jim InhofeROK$21,425$0
Dan InouyeDHI$35,600$2,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$44,975$4,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$25,500$750
Ted KennedyDMA$68,950$65,050
John F. KerryDMA$100,194$10,450
Amy KlobucharDMN$960,679$29,500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$118,350$6,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$184,286$22,800
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$21,900$19,650
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,100$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$29,900$15,600
Joe LiebermanICT$110,050$45,550
Blanche LincolnDAR$132,650$35,300
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,000$80
Dick LugarRIN$23,150$500
Mel MartinezRFL$74,254$2,500
John McCainRAZ$15,800$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,941,724$44,100
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$89,400$19,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$136,250$36,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$319,600$15,250
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$55,939$1,000
Patty MurrayDWA$564,690$53,680
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$56,300$21,300
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$69,937$18,950
Barack ObamaDIL$84,711$63,650
Mark L. PryorDAR$12,250$3,150
John "Jack" ReedDRI$12,000$10,250
Harry ReidDNV$75,200$39,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,750$7,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$40,200$44,800
Ken SalazarDCO$348,676$53,950
Bernie SandersIVT$17,248$22,184
Chuck SchumerDNY$45,050$21,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$29,950$3,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$34,550$4,000
Gordon SmithROR$83,900$23,600
Olympia J. SnoweRME$116,272$10,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$223,550$52,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$745,587$33,866
Ted StevensRAK$12,450$200
John SununuRNH$24,000$2,500
Jon TesterDMT$6,900$17,400
John ThuneRSD$87,142$5,500
David VitterRLA$41,907$5,950
George VoinovichROH$85,050$1,000
John WarnerRVA$1,000$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$165,122$26,018
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$164,650$7,950
Ron WydenDOR$27,000$40,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$10,846,468
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,350,108
Retail trade$991,384
State & local govt employee unions$609,998
Manufacturing$601,474
Chambers of commerce$314,238
Pro-business associations$93,519

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,431,995
Health & welfare policy$431,089
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