News Headlines Article

Re-Engineering Health Care For Safety and Cost Savings
The Health Care Blog

Despite spending $800 billion on technology last year, health care productivity is flat and preventable patient harm remains the third leading cause of death in the U.S. One reason is that health care is grossly under-engineered: medical devices don’t talk to each other, treatments are not specified and ensured, and outcomes are largely assumed rather than measured. Other industries rely much less on heroism by individuals and more on designing safe systems and using technology to support work.