Where does health care IT hurt? Everywhere.

Over the past few months, I’ve been in England, China, Denmark, New Zealand and Canada. Each of them is rethinking their health care IT strategy and is not entirely satisfied with past progress. I’m often asked by senior government officials to help harmonize IT strategy at the country level. That — I can do. I frequently say that health care IT issues are the same all over the world. Here are a few common observations: 1. Top down never works. In every country I’ve visited (there are 195 in the world right now, and I’ve been to about half), I’ve…
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