Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-Care Records

Soumerai, Stephen and Ross Koppel. "A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-Care Records." The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2012.

From the blog: "The mandate, part of the 2009 stimulus legislation, was a major goal of health-care information technology lobbyists and their allies in Congress and the White House. The lobbyists promised that these technologies would make medical administration more efficient and lower medical costs by up to $100 billion annually. Many doctors and health-care administrators are wary of such claims—a wariness based on their own experience. An extensive new study indicates that the caution is justified: The savings turn out to be chimerical." Read more