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How technology has played, and will continue to play, a role in cost control for health providers?

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1. How technology has played, and will continue to play, a role in cost control for health providers?

New information technologies are designed to provide lower costs, better outcomes and improved access to care. Over the past decade, health care providers have moved towards technology solutions, even though it is not yet perfected.

Technology allows health care providers to reach unprecedented numbers of consumers at a fraction of the price using technological advances. Is it working as a cost control in all areas is debatable, however. For healthcare professionals who work with patients in a wide variety of settings, for example, the number one requirement is to have the patient information they need at their fingertips, instantly accessible, in an easy-to-use format. One fundamental underlying issue has been that technology solutions for healthcare providers simply haven't been as convenient, portable or reliable as traditional, paper-based charts. And some health providers report that when access to information can sometimes be a matter of life or death, no combination of hardware and software has worked as well as paper. It has also been reported that traditional IT solutions ...

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