HIT: Gates urges investment in health IT, biotech

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates told the National Conference of State Legislatures that one of the keys to keeping expanding healthcare costs is investing in technology. In a keynote speech to state lawmakers, Gates said advances in biotechnology and health information technology are likely to revolutionize healthcare. Gates said state investment will help that transformation, making a national health infrastructure financially attainable. As it stands, Gates said, "the overhead of this information flow within the system is way higher than it is in just about any other country."

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