Governor Mark Warner of Virginia gets it right in talking about e-health this week. As reported in National Journal's Technology Daily, Governor Warner yesterday hailed the infusion of IT in healthcare as a means for companies to grow revenue. Although he also said during the Virginia IT Symposium that "healthcare costs are making all American businesses less and less competitive."
He's right on: Health IT can save money for companies but it can also save lives. Some estimates show that medical errors cost nearly 100,000 lives per year. We can do better than that. Warner went on to say: "It blows my mind that we have not brought the power of IT to our largest sector."
Kudos to the gov for being visionary when it comes to the potential power of e-health.
Read more about Governor Warner's efforts here.