Information Week: Get Well, Fast

Information Week has an article about the implications of having and not having healthcare information technology in the face of a bio-terrorism attack: ‘…Information-sharing among government health agencies and across health-care organizations still depends mostly on the phone, fax, and mail. That raises concerns about whether the health-care industry has the kind of collaboration tools needed to spot a biological threat quickly enough to contain it.

“This crisis is a wake-up call for the health-care industry to leverage IT for support and integration of care,” says Martin Lustick, Kaiser Permanente’s VP and associate medical director for operations… This link courtesy of Wayne Wilson.

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