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Description:  When the federal government began providing billions of dollars in incentives to push hospitals and physicians to use electronic medical and billing records, the goal was not only to improve efficiency and patient safety, but also to reduce health care costs.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Sep 21, 2012

Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/business/medicare-billing-rises-at-hospitals-with-electronic-records.html?_r=1&hp

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are the explanations in the report for rising health care costs?
  • How can they be controlled better by administrators using the same technology that is generating the increases?

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