Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Future of Health Care Innovations Depend on Today's Policies

From the blog: "While there is no single solution that will eliminate health and health care disparities, advances in technology offer some exciting possibilities. Health IT and the use of electronic health records have the potential to transform the health care delivery system into one that is more patient-centered and coordinated, with improved quality and lowered costs. … Unfortunately, these technologies are not without their own challenges. Low-income communities and communities of color often lack access to the high-speed broadband that supports these life-saving and enhancing technologies. Without a dedicated push to promote the adoption of new technologies in underserved communities, many may continue to be denied access to such technologies." Read more