WRITTEN ON January 26th, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Foundation of Trust, Official fibbing/bad stats, Political engagement, What do we want?

Couple of nuggets in Obama’s weekly address:

To lower health care cost, cut medical errors, and improve care, we’ll computerize the nation’s health record in five years, saving billions of dollars in health care costs and countless lives.

Hey! Why dont we sell them NPfIT/CfH? On second thoughts…let’s just see how they go about it. This might turn out to be one of those regrettable “big promises”. But I suspect it will be a case of watch & learn.

Second up:

Instead of politicians doling out money behind a veil of secrecy, decisions about where we invest will be made public, and informed by independent experts whenever possible. We’ll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.

Why don’t we sell them the House of Lords’ lobbying system? On second thoughts…(repeat until discouraged).

One Response to “Obama webcast touches on health IT and financial openness”

Ian Brown wrote on January 26th, 2009 11:38 am :

I wonder if they will make use of Microsoft and Google’s health products.