Saturday, January 15, 2005

Health Information Technology

The Phillip Longman jubilee continues today (with a hat tip to Brad Plumer) for his cover story in the Washington Monthly, "The Best Care Anywhere." Can you believe that title refers to the Veterans Health Administration?



Brad focuses on the issues pertaining to delivering health care in markets. I can only repeat the same quote from the



Many medical students spend some of their time training at a VA medical center, and so plenty will have seen the new and the old systems.



Statistical detail is not so good on these studies.



Other links of interest:



  1. The Informed Patient column by Laura Landro in the Wall Street Journal is easily the best periodic coverage of the use of health IT.

  2. Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx is one of the pioneers in the use of information te





Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Geisinger Health Network in rural Pennsylvania, the Leap Frog group, and the IOM.



See this article in Computer World on the UK system. Other articles in the same magazine are here.

This guy's blog is pretty good too.





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