Sunday, January 09, 2005

The Two Crises Facing Health Care

The two crises are these: managing medical information, and manging costs.  Of course, the two are related.  Management of information will cost money, although properly done, it can save a lot more than it costs to implement.  We cannot expect information management to solve the cost problem, though.  Although the potential savings are considerable, they could not possibly offset the cost increases that are projected currently.

In this post, I look at what pundits have to say about these issues, and examine the policy implications.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story