Making Progress in Health Information Technology: More Realistic Leadership, Less Hype

Basch, Peter
December 2005
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2005, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p29
The article presents information on progress in health information technology (IT). It presents two different but complementary perspectives on achieving a necessary step forward for the U.S. healthcare system, moving off paper and into the digital age. The vision for the optimal integration of health IT into clinical practice should certainly be bold. Almost 50 million Americans are uninsured or underinsured. Many emergency departments are so overcrowded that the average wait lime is longer than a cross-country flight.


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