BBJ: Health care takes steps to improve communication

The Boston Business Journal has an article about some of the promise and difficulties of CPR’s (acronym of the moment: Computer based Patient Records). ‘…Hieb says there are about a dozen major vendors with CPR products. “No organization, no vendor has learned all the tricks needed to succeed in this market,” he said. “The technology is far from complete. It’s still being developed and fine-tuned.” Somewhat interesting read, like that 500 of the roughly 5000 US hospitals are now electronic, but I’m a little suspicious of these because another set of numbers about percent of GDP at the very end of the article are frankly, absurd.

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