Going Electric

Health IT systems will be integral to adopting a value-based payment system for healthcare in the US, says Science Progress, adding that electronic health records can help prevent medical errors and adverse reactions but, currently, 13 percent of physicians use basic e-health records. Science Progress also notes that the stimulus bill authorized $19 billion for health IT.

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