Wednesday, October 31, 2007

U.S. Needs to Push Harder for E-Health

U.S. Needs to Push Harder for E-Health: "The U.S. government needs to step up its push for electronic health records because they are not being adopted quickly enough, a group of health advocates said Friday. MORE ON CIO.COM Hurdles to an Electronic Medical Records System Big Hospital Puts Medical Records on Smart Cards Microsoft's HealthVault Health-care providers in the United States continue to make errors that hurt tens of thousands of patients each year, and e-health records could prevent many of those problems, said Dr. Alan Lotvin, senior vice president of oncology for Magellan Health Services. The U.S. health-care system is failing patients 'despite the fact we have the knowledge and the technology to really do a much, much better job.'"

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