It's been about 20 years since experts said the healthcare system could be improved with a dose of IT. So how are we doing so far? Computerization is slowly improving healthcare processes, but it's a long way from living up to expectations.
This e-book -- from the editors of Computerworld -- provides a report card on the progress to date and identifies where there's room for improvement. In addition, this special report covers FDA efforts to regulate wireless networks at clinics and hospitals; the deployment of electronic health records; and how electronic alerts can change physicians' behavior.