10/29/2009

AHRQ Report: Consumers Need to be Empowered in Health IT Debate

A new study out the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) suggests that by excluding consumers from the broader implementation of health information technologies, the medical community is marginalizing themselves and prolonging the time it will take to reach high levels of consumer adoption. Just another reason to add to the list of flawed approaches/perspectives on information technology among health professionals, though quite possibly the one issue that if addressed effectively could make all of the other impediments to ubiquitous adoption of highly advanced IT systems evaporate in the face of overwhelming consumer demand.

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