Now that electronic health records and other clinical computing tools are becoming more commonplace, the pressure’s on to prove (or disprove) their worth. Since the 2009 stimulus bill made federal investment in health information technology a political football (or maybe a golf ball, considering the relatively small, in Washington terms, amount of money involved), any hint that it might be wasted counts as news.
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