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Report: U.S. health information technology falls short

Reuters, February 10, 2009
Efforts to use information technology to improve U.S. healthcare will fall short of the potential seen by health leaders and could even set back the cause, according to a report from the National Research Council. A committee of academic and industry experts found the information systems at eight U.S. medical centers noted for leadership in information technology failed to provide timely, efficient, safe and patient-centered care.