Some critics warn that the program has gotten off on the wrong foot, and that the thousands of new systems ultimately may never be able to communicate with one another, turning the initiative into a $30 billion boondoggle.


That’s about the HITECH act–the law that disperses “help along” payments to assist the medical community in realizing the benefit of computers. And because all electronic medical records are so proprietary (if there are levels of proprietary, EMRs are at the heights), little of what physicians and hospitals are installing will work in tandem–which is ridiculous. In 2015, after the entire industry is finally electronic, it will enter a new era called “making it work.” An equally, if not more, expensive proposition.

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