Progress in digital law and health care

Peter Orszag, the vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, wrote an interesting article on health IT.

Orszag says, “Just five years ago, only 12 percent of doctors and 11 percent of hospitals had comprehensive information- technology systems in place. With no digital records to measure patient progress and guide doctors on best practices, it’s not surprising that cost and quality of care have varied wildly, not only across the U.S. but even within a single hospital.”

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act will increase expansion in health IT, according to Orszag. He says that a digital revolution is central to improving value in health care.

To read the full article, click here. 

Source: Delaware Online

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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