Automating Health Care Still a Daunting Task

February 22, 2012 No Comments

The effort to drag the health-care industry into the technology age trudges onward, and it’s still not clear whether the nation’s 500,000 to 600,000 physicians will successfully make the journey.

That’s the finding from a number of health-care industry officials charged with pulling the medical profession into the 21st Century when it comes to managing patient records as well as automating the back-office operations of hospitals and clinics throughout the U.S.

The key is getting patient data automated to the point where doctors don’t have to duplicate costly tests and X-rays, and so more than 35,000 professionals were gathering in Las Vegas this week to get some guidance on where the effort is heading.

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