Today (Wednesday) the New York Times published my op-ed on electronic health records, specifically on the open-source records system called WorldVista. My take: it could be the breakthrough backend platform that the US health care system needs to FINALLY go digital. Here's the link, and here's the gist of the story:
Health care providers have been dreaming about electronic records for so long that the idea has begun to seem like vaporware, a never-to-be-realized fantasy similar to flying cars and jetpacks. But there is already a clear software standard, an open-source system thatâ€™s low-cost, easy to use and readily available. It could be the key to the health care system we ought to have already....For the vast majority of health care providers, WorldVistA is what theyâ€™ve been waiting for: a low-cost, simple-to-use system that makes it easier to provide quality health care.
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