Tech Companies Paying Hospitals To Buy Their Technology

from the funny-how-that-works dept

We’ve written in the past about how healthcare providers can sometimes be slow to adopt information technologies. However, it does appear that tossing some money their way helps. Last year, we noted that doctors started using email more, once they started getting paid for emails. Now, a group of big Silicon Valley tech companies are starting programs to pay health care providers to use more advanced information technology. The companies insist that this has nothing to do with selling more of their products, but in making sure that their own employees get better health care. The fact that it will also mean more sales for their own firms is apparently just an added bonus.

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Keeping in mind the usual exceptions,doctors are more reluctant to change than police and fire- fighters. I spent a career working among both, and married a nurse, who tells me they ignore, gripe about, and just plain refuse to adopt technoboxes over pen and ink. Some get paid. Most finally change their tune after they are convinced by a peer that its “not that bad”. Shortly after, most wouldn’t give it up to go back to the old stuff. Sounds awful human, doesn’t it?

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