- The RAND Corporation estimates, in its most conservative estimation, that a national, interoperable HIT system could save $81 billion per year.
- Our present Federal health care liability, if nothing changes, is $34 trillion.The number of uninsured Americans is climbing and will soon hit 50 million.
- We spend more of our country's GDP on health care than any other industrialized country: 16 percent--double the average of the EuropeanUnion.
- Local efforts around the country, such as the Rhode Island QualityInstitute, Washington State's Puget Sound Health Care Alliance, and Utah's Health Information Network, are leading the way.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wired for HealthCare Quality Act
Some interesting quotes from the Congressional Record this week: