The entire health care establishment has been slow to jump aboard the IS train. Though it's starting to get better. At any rate, for a great discussion-review of the topic see this week's U.S. News & World Report's "Special Report," titled "A High Dose of Tech." The lead line is a quote from HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson: "Some grocery stores have better technology than our hospitals and clinics." I'd disagree. I'd have said "most grocery stores ..." Needless to say, there's a high correlation between this issue and the criminal patient-safety statistics I blogged about a couple of days ago. Perhaps I'm super sensitive about this because I'm considering some minor elective surgery: Who in their right mind would voluntarily go near the Killing Fields ... umm ... hospitals?
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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