Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Recent thoughts on IT in health care

"The proposed economic stimulus package provides billions over the next several years…the risks of misspending this money and having subpar results are real."

Health Affairs 2009

"Successful IT strategies result in revenue enhancement, cost optimization, improved patient safety, quality of care, physician productivity, and staff satisfaction."

Value of Healthcare IT White Paper, INTEL Corp. 2007

"Leadership survey findings show commitment to health care IT. EMR and CPOE cited as top issues."

– March 2009,

"It was found that less than 2% of hospitals had comprehensive and enterprise-wide EHR systems installed and in full usage."

– In recent surveys by the Harvard School of Public Health

(Source - Center for Continuing Professional Education)

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