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Watchdog: Follow the Money

DallasNews: Alarm in Congress over $18 million to reward unsafe Texas hospitals

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Some members of Congress are alarmed by the Dallas Morning News' latest investigative report on Dr. Tariq Mahmood's hospitals. Regulators gave the six Texas hospitals nearly $18 million in economic stimulus funds for switching to electronic medical records — despite documented patient-safety and management crises at most of the facilities. The story also raised questions about whether the hospitals actually made “meaningful use” of the records, as required.

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