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January 11, 2013


The conversion to electronic health records has failed so far to produce the hoped-for savings in health care costs and has had mixed results

, at best, in improving efficiency and patient care, according to a new analysis by the influential RAND Corporation.... RAND's 2005 report was paid for by a group of companies, including General Electric and Cerner Corporation, that have profited by developing and selling electronic records systems to hospitals and physician practices. Cerner's revenue has nearly tripled since the report was released, to a projected $3 billion in 2013, from $1 billion in 2005. -- Theory and malpractice | ROUGH TYPE

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2013 11:28 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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