Harvard Study: IT Can't Cut Healthcare Costs
Interview: David Himmelstein, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, former director of clinical computing at Cambridge Hospital
Welcome to Sound Medicine, and happy Fourth of July! We’re celebrating this holiday weekend by taking a little time off and bringing you some of our most intriguing interviews from the past few months.
First up: a challenge to the conventional wisdom that installing electronic health records in hospitals will save time and money. This segment originally aired December 20, 2009.
Our first guest today took a close look at that assumption. He looked at implementation over a five-year period and discovered they don't save time or money.
Dr. David Himmelstein is associate professor at Harvard Medical School and former director of clinical computing at Cambridge Hospital.