Questions surround health IT money
AP/Yahoo News, March 23, 2009
The best-case scenario for the government's plans to spend $19 billion on computerized medical records is seamless communication among doctors and patients, and far fewer mistakes. And the worst-case: $19 billion goes down the drain. The medical industry is hoping for the first outcome, even while some fear the second, as the Health and Human Services Department tries to get hundreds of thousands of doctors to quit using paper files and join the digital age.