Navigating Healthcare – Patient Safety and Personal Healthcare Management

Invest in Healthcare Technology

Posted in Uncategorized by drnic on December 15, 2008

Bill Hersh – the Chair of Informatics at Oregon Health and Science University wrote an oped piece in the Oregonian on investing health care technology

The latest address from President Elect Obama suggest we must invest to prevent errors and save money but as Bill says IT investment does much more than that

The better use of health IT can improve quality, reduce errors, empower
patients and control costs through the use of electronic health
records, decision support systems, telemedicine, and other
technologies.

There is also a lot of job creation and re training that would benefit the economy and help mitigate some of the job losses in other industries. Oregon is poised but so are many other areas and the time is right – lets hope these words turn into actions that will drive the change that the healthcare industry has been crygin out for

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