Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in January 2005
President Bush is pressuring the health-care industry to expand its use of IT. But where will the money come from?
The administration also wants to increase funding for demo projects to test the effectiveness of IT in health care.
In a survey of health-care executives, 38% think the slow adoption of IT--such as electronic health records--is a top threat to the industry. Almost as many, 37%, think rising health costs are the most threatening.
Goal is to phase out costly and cumbersome triplicate forms
Health-care industry, particularly in Western Europe, will embrace IT tools to cut paperwork, report predicts.
Eleven-member commission, sworn in Monday, has until Oct. 31 to create a plan for electronic health records.
Job confidence among IT pros last year was on the rise, but they still have their worries, survey finds.