maandag 14 maart 2011

maandag 7 maart 2011

Carrots, Sticks and Digital Health Records

THE United States is embarking this year on a grand experiment in the government-driven adoption of technology — ambitious, costly and potentially far-reaching in impact. The goal is to improve health care and to reduce its long-term expense by moving the doctors and hospitals from ink and paper into the computer age — through a shift to digital patient records. Step back from the details and what emerges is a huge challenge in innovation design. What role should government have? What is the right mix of top-down and bottom-up efforts? Driving change through the system will involve shifts in technology, economic incentives and the culture of health care. Read the complete article in The NYT here.

woensdag 2 maart 2011

Op de dool voor een symbool

Koen Schoors, professor economie aan de Universiteit Gent, vraagt de vakbonden die vrijdag gaan staken op te houden met de symbolenstrijd en zich te concentreren op het sluiten van akkoorden. Lees het volledige opiniestuk in De Morgen hier.