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"Networking for Better Care: Health Care in the Information Age."

From the Introduction: "The report begins by describing in Section 1 why a growing number of policymakers, health care providers, and consumers believe that information-based strategies offer the best hope of addressing concerns about cost, quality, and access to health care. Section 2 explores some of the barriers that stand in the way of achieving information-driven improvements in health care. Section 3 describes the various steps that need to be taken to meet these challenges. Section 4 offers a glimpse at what the long-term future may hold for information technology and health. Finally, Section 6 suggests some resources for further study of this complex issue." This article from the Benton Foundation is available for free on-line or can be ordered for $12.50 (U.S.) For contact info, see Organizations above.