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Has Health IT Achieved Lower Costs and Improved Outcome As Advertised?

The relative high cost and poor outcomes of the US healthcare system as compared to the rest of the developed world is well documented. In his first Inaugural Address, President Obama promised to “wield technology’s wonders” to improve the quality and lower the cost of medical care in America. This hasn’t happened. The benefits IT has brought to most every industry, hasn’t been witnessed in the medical industry. This may be because best practices for developing IT solutions simply don’t take into consideration what needs to go into building successful medical products and treatment approaches.

I’ve seen this gap – and the consequences it can cause – while building and deploying hardware-based tools and software applications, including EMR and ERP systems, for a variety of industries. 

On Tuesday, March 4th at 6pm EST, we discuss what needs to be done to bridge the gap between IT product development and the medical community’s need for evidence-based research and clinical trials. 

We’ll also discuss a project I’m working on in researching PHR systems as an effort to tailor IT product development best practices to meet healthcare’s intrinsic needs from new products and treatments.  If successful, the approach can lead to improved Health IT solution development practices throughout the industry. 

Join Us. Live on Air at 6pm EST on Tuesday, March 4th.

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