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July / August 2008: Technology for Patient and Practice

Technology for Patient and Practice

Our lives are wired. Cellphones tether us to the rest of society almost anywhere we go. We go in search of Wi-fi hotspots and check the Internet access at hotels before booking a room. We bank and pay bills by computer, and use a GPS to get to the CME seminar in the next town. But at the office, most physicians still pull out a bulging paper chart with sticky notes and handwritten scribbles in the margins. Predictions of the paperless office seem illusory in light of the piles of paper that sit on most people’s desks.

This issue of Doctor’s Digest looks at the promise and pitfalls of health information technology (HIT) in 2008.

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