Health care digitization enriches software industry

The health IT industry’s pitch to Congress, and to the public, was that health care would be transformed through digitization, and that the shift to electronic records would result in huge health care savings.  Four years after the passage of ARRA and the HITECH Act, which included $19 billion in EHR incentives, it remains to be seen whether the federal government and the American public will see such benefits as reduced costs and improved levels of health care. Meanwhile, the software industry appears to be the big winner.

For more, see the New York Times article by clicking here:  “A Digital Shift on Health Data Swells Profits in an Industry“.

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