HHS Must Focus On Health IT For Crucial Reforms, IOM Says

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The key to fundamentally reforming the U.S. health care system, which wasted $750 billion in 2009 alone, is to invest in better health information technology infrastructure and data sharing, according to a report released Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

The IOM, a nonprofit that advises the government on health policy, released a series of recommendations for the health care system, including the Department of Health and Human Services and other government agencies. The first recommendations deal with IT, which the IOM said will be crucial...
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