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Why IT is the core of the healthcare renaissance

“In a reactionary opinion in the WSJ entitled “A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-Care Records,” the authors expanded to the point of silliness the conclusions of a review of healthcare IT by McMaster University. The McMaster analysis abstracts data from 36,000 studies over five decades of healthcare IT and concludes that computerization has yet to save dollars or improve healthcare. WSJ editorialists proposed that the concept of a common medical database has “already failed” as is “common knowledge.” While they portend to “fully share the hope” in the success of a computerized healthcare system they express doubt as to “why are we pushing ahead to digitalize.”

James C. Salwitz, Technology for Doctors Online, 27 December 2012

27 December 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Benefits, Efficiency, Information Technology, Quality
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