SPOTLIGHT: The impact of health reform on health IT

According to former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer, one of the main reasons for the seemingly slow adoption of technology in the healthcare sector is the uncertainty of success. "Medical technology takes a while to catch on," Geringer said at Monday's HIMSS09 session entitled The Intersection of Healthcare Reform and Health IT. "You have to be prepared for a lag until people feel comfortable using it." HIMSS09 Coverage