Money gone to waste?

June 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p33
The article discusses whether the investment in health information technology (IT) in the 2009 federal stimulus law in the U.S. will reduce health care spending for employers and patients. Supporters of the law argue that health IT can save money through preventing duplication, preventing inappropriate treatments, and reducing medical errors. Some doctors and researchers warn that government investment in health IT could be a big mistake and would affect the potential to improve the quality of care.


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