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Technology alone won't bring better healthcare

The Tennessean, February 4, 2009

As the Obama administration prepares to spend $20 billion to speed creation of electronic health records, a study has found that information technology efforts so far aren't sufficient to drive the change that's needed in healthcare. The study from the National Research Council concluded that too much emphasis is placed on automating processes, and recommends more focus on how technology can be used to improve outcomes of care by providing physicians and other clinical staffers better information to help them make decisions.