Harvard Study: Computers don't save hospitals money.
December 1, 2009 9:40 AM Subscribe
Harvard Study: Computers don't save hospitals money
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. An article from Computerworld cites a clinical research study
in the American Journal of Medicine. Four years of research finds that "the immense cost of installing and running hospital IT systems is greater than any expected cost savings." (Also on Wired and Slashdot.)
“For 45 years or so, people have been claiming computers are going to save vast amounts of money and that the payoff was just around the corner,” he said. “So the first thing we need to do is stop claiming things there’s no evidence for. It’s based on vaporware and [hasn't been] shown to exist or shown to be true.”