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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Better Healthcare through Technology? Yes but Give Access to Healthcare First

San Jose Mercury has a news article about how we could have better health care if the medical community adapts the technology, so they can do away with hand written prescriptions and paper medical records. I think the article points to a sector that needs attention. But what need to be done is more than attaching technology to doctors office. They are getting there (By the way my doctor wires in my prescriptions to the pharmacy, has a digital filling system). But what we need, before the technology, is a way for people to get to the doctor. There are millions of uninsured people out there and even the insured people are controlled and mistreated most of the time insurance companies. The medications are based on what the insurance wants to pay, not what the doctor wants.
So I would take, any day, a badly hand written prescription and the risk than not being able to visit a doctor!.
Better Healthcare through Technology? Yes but Give Access to Healthcare First
The article, which is well written and substantiative is here "Technology key for better health care".

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