Offing Health Care Again

The entire health care establishment has been slow to jump aboard the IS train. Though it's starting to get better. At any rate, for a great discussion-review of the topic see this week's U.S. News & World Report's "Special Report," titled "A High Dose of Tech." The lead line is a quote from HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson: "Some grocery stores have better technology than our hospitals and clinics." I'd disagree. I'd have said "most grocery stores ..." Needless to say, there's a high correlation between this issue and the criminal patient-safety statistics I blogged about a couple of days ago. Perhaps I'm super sensitive about this because I'm considering some minor elective surgery: Who in their right mind would voluntarily go near the Killing Fields ... umm ... hospitals?