Thursday, September 13, 2012

Healthcare: Cyber Wards

Dembosky, April. "Healthcare: Cyber Wards." The Financial Times, September 12, 2012.

From the article: "Silicon Valley is hoping technology can reform the labyrinthine US medical system.

However, while the entrepreneurs exude optimism about their ability to streamline the healthcare system, the sprawling industry proved resistant of reforms in the 1990s. It was difficult to translate the vision of a few bright technology experts to the massive healthcare administration sector.

…Despite the obstacles and past failures, various experts argue that things will work out for Silicon Valley this time. Current government policies and incentives support experts to develop new technology and encourage healthcare providers to buy it, Mr Downing says." Read more