While Wisconsin may be ahead of the curve in implementation of healthcare technologies, there's a long way to go before full use of electronic health records is common across the United States.
Despite the recognized quality improvements and long-term cost savings, implementation challenges can be daunting, notes Frances Dare, director of the TeraMedica
"There's too much public knowledge about healthcare costs out there now," said Prekop, citing information on costs of healthcare benefits pegged to each automobile manufactured by American automakers.
"When you get organizations placing blame for costs on health care, the ince......Full article >>>
ne our homework, and we bring respected physicians onboard early, the process goes more easily," said Melski, a conference participant.
Marshfield Clinic has a long history with healthcare technology, dating back to 1964 and relying on in-house development. Since 1994, it has had 100 percent adoption of EHR by physicians.
Froedtert and Community Health's Rodney Dykehouse stresses......Full article >>>
p the tools eventually. The ability to remember or know all the facts, even on very primitive levels, can just be overwhelming."
He's now seeing the healthcare world move in that direction.
But paper will remain, especially among smaller and rural organizations, Cisco's Dare said.
"There are still many smaller organizations that are not doing anything" toward digital rec......Full article >>>
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