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Stanford Business School (2004)
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24 October 2004
Length:
23 pages
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Abstract

What impact could information technology have on the problems affecting health care in the US? It seemed that IT would be able to make a fast impact in improving transaction processing (reducing costs) and improving accuracy of diagnoses and treatment (improving quality). There was also scope for increased use of outsourcing, which could improve availability of care in some instances. But what had to happen - what forces had to come to bear, what structural and cultural changes were necessary - in order for IT to play a more significant role in health care today and in the future? What examples were there of successful implementation of IT systems in health care today and what had been the impact of their investments?

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Health care; Health care policy; Information technology
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USD1.6 trillion
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2004

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