June 3, 2011

Stupid IT Tricks: Medical Records, or Why a Federal Subsidy Makes No Sense (I Agree)

Cringely:

A reader asked me to write tonight about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which is about as far from something I would like to write about as I can imagine, but this is a full service blog so what the heck. The idea behind the law is laudable -- standardized and accessible electronic health records to allow any doctor to know what they need to know in order to treat you. There's even money to pay for it -- $30 billion from the 2009 economic stimulus that you'd think would have been spent back in 2009, right? Silly us. Now here's the problem: we're going to go through that $30 billion and end up with nothing useful. There has to be a better way. And I'm going to tell you what it is.
But first a word from my reader:

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