Those of us who have watched a loved one spend the last few years of their life in a nursing home know the pain and helplessness that comes from this experience. Studies have found communication breakdowns among staff can lead to lower quality of care. According to a University of Missouri researcher, the possible solution to this problem? Healthcare technology adoption.
It honestly pains me to say it, but The New York Times, America’s most substantive daily newspaper, has gotten things completely wrong when it comes to its recent coverage of the HITECH Act and electronic health records. And what the Times says matters.