Healthcare IT Today December 19, 2019
Almost every article on the 10 years since the passage of the HITECH Act mentions the over $35 billion spent to incentivize the implementation of electronic health records. Most go on to conclude either “We failed!” because there are still plenty of barriers to truly sharing health records, or “We succeeded!” because we are now almost 100% digital.
In my view, it’s more like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
EHR adoption. The most important development related to healthcare technology is the digitization of health records. EHRs are foundational for other technology-driven innovations including clinical decision support, electronic prescribing, predictive analytics...