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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Britain's NHS computer system said to be on verge of failure

See here for a news item and commentary about what seems to be shaping up as a giant governmental boondoggle in Great Britain, their computerization of their medical system.

We are repeatedly told that an electronic medical records system and more prevention will save much money greatly increase quality of care and possibly save the U.S. health care system in the process.The above quoted article could serve to disabuse the thoughtful about the metaphysical certainty of saving the country's health with computers and this great posting by DrRich might cast some doubt on the thesis that prevention will save money.

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