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Investing in E-Health: What It Takes to Sustain Consumer Health Informatics

Stanley W. Borg, DO, Reviewer
JAMA. 2008;300(8):969. doi:10.1001/jama.300.8.969.
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It is interesting to realize that the overuse and underuse of technology contribute substantially to the current problems in US health care. As a system, society is always eager to adopt the latest and greatest technological advances for diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, it does not take a systematic approach to determining the appropriate uses of the new technology, which often results in marginal advances at premium prices. Yet at the same time, many parties continue to debate investments in health care technology infrastructure, such as electronic medical records and practice support tools, which results in a slower-paced adoption rate in this critical area.

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