On September 17, an op-ed piece discussing health IT was published in the Wall Street Journal. Written by Drs. Stephen Soumerai and Ross Koppel, “A Major Glitch in Digitized Health-Care Records” discusses the dearth of evidence to support that information technology reduces healthcare costs. In particular, they reference a piece of research published in October, 2011 by a team at McMasters University in Hamilton Ontario.
I really wish we could get past the bicker battle - to realize just how MUCH Health IT is going to advance patient care and data protection. Great article!