Benefits of updating healthcare technology
Managing that information and using it productively pose a continuing challenge, particularly in light of the complexity of the U. health care sector, with its many different types of providers, services, and settings for care.
Health information technology (health IT) has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of the health sector by helping providers manage information.
Even though the use of health IT could generate cost savings for the health system at large that might offset the EHR’s cost, many physicians might not be able to reduce their office expenses or increase their revenue sufficiently to pay for it.
Office-based physicians in particular may see no benefit if they purchase such a product—and may even suffer financial harm.
As a result, the capacity to avoid duplicating tests might not spur many physicians to invest in and implement a health IT system.