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.