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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
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RESOLUTION 63-02, 2006: Health Information Technology
AAPS General Assembly, September 2006

Submitted by Mark Schiller, M.D.

WHEREAS: health information technology (HIT) is still in development and systems are rapidly changing;

WHEREAS: a physician should be allowed to choose the technologies, whether for clinical or administrative applications, that are best for his practice and patients;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: AAPS opposes any health information technology system that is not voluntary;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: any health information system must be patient-centered, market-driven, and have no embedded, direct link to pay-for-performance.

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Participation in a government program should not be contingent upon the use of electronic health information technology.