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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

President Obama's Healthcare Transition Team

Every physician and almost every potential patient has dealt with the chaos and inequity of our current non-system. It takes an enormous effort to navigate to and from a medical clinic, hospital, navigate forms, bills, and payments, what is covered, and what is not covered.  What used to be  a rather simple transaction between doctor and patient has degenerated into a blizzard of paperwork, information technology and more. While HIT is promoted as a 'cure' it also raises many questions as to expense, privacy and converting healthcare providers into data entry clerks who will utilize more time entering data than caring for patients.

Healthcare transparency is upon us, and also health care policy planning.  Tom Daschle has the following to offer.  All of us should 'bury' him with our ideas.

Health Train Express applauds this relatively new approach

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