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Visions, Part II: Preizler sees IT leading incremental health system change

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part interview with Marty Preizler, president and CEO of Physicians Plus Insurance Corp. In Part I, he provided an insurer's view of healthcare IT and patient data exchange.

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Full article >>> br> In the last five years, we've put a significant amount of investment with Physicians Plus and the university's system, in particular having it all automated and having ways for the clinic to mine that information electronically. The quality of the process, itself, has just been enormous. In terms of the efficiency, we can do it much faster, we can do it cheaper, and the results are much better......

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So I think we'll see incremental change toward more of a single-payer approach, and it will be incremental in the sense of the central information exchange that we've been talking about, Medicare being expanded, and those sorts of things. I would guess probably in my lifetime, which might be another 30 years or so, we'll probably see the diminishment of the big for-profit, equit......

Full article >>> ling with the federal government, there is all kinds of unnecessary bureaucracy and process that they could eliminate and save a lot of money. So I'd hate to see it become so bureaucratized. I think you'd probably lose a lot of innovation in that process.

I think there are trade-offs. I think the physicians, and you can't speak for everyone, but I think there are probably some people who ......

Full article >>> presidential] campaigning, the candidates, especially the Republicans, are saying healthcare is important and we need to do something about it, but we're not going to raise taxes. So how they are going to get the money?

It will be an incremental process. We will see change. It will be incremental, but the incremental process will accelerate after the next election. If we can figure out ho......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 06/11/07


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