A $50 billion Marshall Plan to save healthcare? Not. How about lopping off a couple zeroes and doing it for $70 million?
Our friends over at The Health Care Blog argue that health care IT is dominated by archaic systems, players and standards that cling to government regulations that cause unnecessary complexity and expenses.
The solution, they argue, is to leapfrog these antiquated systems and join the open data and open source standards employed by successful software innovators. This could be done for pennies on the dollar, or millions on the billions depending on how you look at it.