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Anticipating these opportunities it appears some Indian IT companies had started gearing up even while the Bill was being debated. For instance Wipro Technologies, another major Indian IT company, claims that besides EHR, it has already started working on related IT applications to provide remote managed services, interoperability testing, digitization of medical records, and integration of EHR and public health records.

c/o International Beat, Indrajit Basu

The passage of Obama’s healthcare reforms Bill, which aims to ensure millions — 32 million according to Congressional Budget Office estimate — uninsured Americans get medical coverage may be US’s most sweeping health-care legislation in four decades. But while it rewrites the rules governing the world’s largest medical industry, America’s healthcare sector predicts that it will have to struggle to overhaul its IT systems in order to be ready for the ensuing healthcare reforms.

What’s more; while US’s healthcare IT is gearing up for a long-drawn mission to tackle extensive and expensive solutions, the Indian IT sector is looking forward to a multibillion-dollar opportunity from the legislation, which is “historic” according to many.

The bill that expands coverage to Americans who were so far been unable to afford medical insurance, is expected to bring in major changes in the medical insurance sector forcing them to overhaul their systems.

The sector would have to throw money, people and technology in order to prepare for the changes, say sources. “Consequently, a huge opportunity has opened up for the Indian IT outsourcing sector that already plays a significant role providing IT services to the US healthcare industry,” says a spokesperson of Infosys Technologies, the Nasdaq-listed Indian IT company, which is one of the largest IT outsourcing service provider.

India’s money-spinning IT outsourcing sector that earns close to $40 billion a year in providing IT outsourcing service to the US, reckons that Obama’s plan would need at least $20 billion to be spent of healthcare IT alone. Most of this money is expected to be spent of creating Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for all Americans by 2014.

Traditionally the American healthcare IT has been relatively slow in adopting technology, which has often come as a problem in upgrading its healthcare systems. But the new Bill would require a lot of automation in the healthcare system which means that the sector would have to integrate systems and create cutting edge technology-driven healthcare applications.

It would also require solutions to assist the US healthcare industry to prevent leakages and reduce costs and waste.

“That means trickling down of opportunities to Indian IT companies in the form of long-term partnerships with the US healthcare industry,” said another industry source.

Anticipating these opportunities it appears some Indian IT companies had started gearing up even while the Bill was being debated. For instance Wipro Technologies, another major Indian IT company, claims that besides EHR, it has already started working on related IT applications to provide remote managed services, interoperability testing, digitization of medical records, and integration of EHR and public health records.

Besides, a significant amount of business is anticipated from enrollments, claims processing and providing customer services with technology and tools.

The Bill is indeed set to change the face of healthcare delivery in the US. Besides focusing on extending healthcare to American citizens, it also aims at streamlining the entire administrative system to drastically cut the nation’s healthcare cost.

Thus, services such as finance and accounting, research and analytics will be high in demand as well since these too help in reducing cost and increase efficiency, say experts.

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80 Million Tax dollars is on Digimarc

C/O Trading Markets.com

More than 58 million has been awarded to support state-specific programs to achieve Real ID material compliance, which involves updating state driver’s license and ID card systems with extra security features.  Funding was also provided for the development and testing of the verification hub, which will enable all states to verify applicant proof-of-identity documents.

Digimarc provides products and services that enable the annual production of more than 60 million personal identification documents, including two-thirds of US driver’s licenses and IDs for more than 25 countries.

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80 million dollars..  I wonder if someone who loves freedom will just buy out Digimarc’s contract, so DHS can go deal with some other issue that directly affects our national security.  That would be, opposed to creating a situation that has the potential to criminalize those without proper  federal IDs.   I know many of  the Free Market minded people have some kind of monetary excesses.  Maybe if we pony up like 120 million collectively and say “DIGIMARC- We’ll pay you NOT to do business with DHS on Real IDs,”  – they may just lose interest in Real ID’s.  I’m not sure what DHS will do if that happens.  You can call your State’s head of Motor Vehicles to find out how much money will be paid from your state to induct you into the New World Order’s cattle-log by simply asking for the amount of money going to Digimarc.  If they are not telling, get someone with a Law Degree to ask your question with an Open Records Request-  the paper sodium penenthol for bureaucrats. We have ways of getting the truth.
This is about money, just like every other aspected pursuit of American “happiness”.     If we don’t want Digimarc doing this – DHS will find some other way.  They will probably outsource the work to somewhere (US  Homeland Security ) for digital securities that require our social security numbers, address, your age,  your gender and other cute things like your hair color, your eye color and a neat 3d  profile of your face. 

No wonder everyone hates us.  Why are we so special?  The street kids in Mumbai don’t get a cool 3D face profile.  What the hell is that about?  Some 15 year old constructing our surveillance chips in a clean room somewhere in Southeast Asia has an exam to prep for. Why the hell are we making his life difficult with Real IDs?  HAVE SOME COMPASSION!

The concern here is that Homeland Security  will cut corners here and behave like any other corporatized element of our government.  If it’s a boring dirt job that can be done without paying an American a living wage, it will be shipped overseas and someone else will be doing it.  It may be too much to ask Homeland Security to do this themselves.   We do in fact know that the technologies used are being constructed and tested in fun places like Pakistan.   Which may eventually mean that your SSN# , address etc will be handled  by some other person in another country for Homeland Security.   In a rational mind, this defeats the purpose of calling it  “homeland security”.  More research is needed on where the inventory of your identity records will land after DHS funnels it through the DMV.  If it’s outside the borders of the US, what is the fundamental drive behind you having this national ID?   Ask now before you surrender the keys to your identity to the DMV.