Finally … Proof Of Health IT ROI
By Ken Congdon, editor-in-chief, Healthcare Technology Online
Opponents of HITECH’s $27-billion EHR Meaningful Use program have long argued that while the financial incentives have been successful at promoting EHR adoption, the technology itself has not delivered on its promise of improving care or lowering costs. Well, these detractors may soon be forced to eat crow. Some third-party data has recently emerged that provides clear evidence of the cost-reducing power of health IT.