Shocker: Computers+Healthcare Doesn't = Instant Improvement (Now There's a Harvard Study)

There is a widespread faith, beginning at the very top of our government, that pouring money into computerization will lead to big improvements in both the cost and quality of health care. As this study shows, those assumptions need to be questioned - or a whole lot of taxpayer money may go to waste. Information technology has great promise for health care, but simply dumping cash into traditional commercial systems and applications is unlikely to achieve that promise - and may backfire by increasing costs further.

From: "Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Throwing computers at health care."


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