Blumenthal: Health IT use must focus on performance

06/15/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Health care providers face many challenges in adopting clinical IT solutions, but they should focus on how such technology could boost performance rather than which specific platforms to use, Dr. David Blumenthal said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Blumenthal, who is the national coordinator for health information technology, also expressed confidence that doctors and hospitals will understand the importance of electronic records and other IT tools in delivering quality care.

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