Healthcare Transformation

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  President Obama again noted in his press conference last week that technology could be used to drive down escalating costs by improving efficiency and decreasing duplicate tests.  And, all of the current reform proposals call for technology adoption.  However, as many have pointed out, the mere investment in these technologies will not provide the solution to the healthcare problem.  Technology, linked with better process and incentives, must both provide information and provoke the ri

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A UnitedGroup Report last week once again reminded the industry of the savings opportunities within the US healthcare payer market using technology to automate administrative transactions. Seemingly a stepchild to the more high profile technology topics of the day -  the EMR and the Medical Home Concept - administrative efficiency is deceptively important to both raw process and process cost improvements as well as an underpinning to the success of these more notable healthcare technology initiatives.

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