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June 15, 2012

It’s Not About Health Care – It’s About the IT Systems and Technology


Check out our other website at http://www.exposinghealthcarereform.com and then read this guest post by researcher Vicky Davis:

Yesterday, (June 14, 2012) there was a Senate Hearing on ‘Medicare Physician Payment Policy’.  If you had any notion that health care reform was about providing medical care, then you need to watch this hearing.

If you think you’ll need to see a doctor anytime before the grim reaper pays you a visit, you need to watch this hearing.

If there is anybody that you love who must access the health care system on a regular basis, then you need to watch this hearing.

Medicare Physician Payment Policy

June 14, 2012

Program ID:  306594-1

Category:  Senate Committee

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/306594-1 link to video on cspan site

The business of health care is no longer about physician and patient.  The business of health care is about Information Technology and Systems Management of the practice of medicine.

In this hearing, you’ll hear words like accountability, improving quality and outcomes, pay for performance.  If you have paid attention to the education system reform, you’ll remember hearing the same words.  What we see with education system reform, we can anticipate with health care system reform.

Simply stated, the Information Technology and Systems business is taking over management of the world.  Barriers between government and the private sector, barriers between you and the businesses, institutions and government agencies that you interact with, barriers between our government and foreign governments are being eliminated.  You and your assets are simply entities in the collective (database) that are being aggregated for management.

When you watch this hearing, you should understand that the money that was being spent on doctors and hospitals will be spent on information technology and systems.  There will not be any savings (again refer to education system) – there will only be transfers of the money spent on doctors to the IT Technologists.  Actual medical care will decrease because it is the target for cost reductions.  Qualified medical doctors will be replaced with 2nd tier – and in the future, 3rd tier providers aided by a computer support system (like the people you call for tech support to fix your computer).   Profit growth for the IT Systems people will depend on reducing costs in the actual health care business.  Regardless of the marketing trigger words used by the IT marketing who sell the idea of higher quality, it won’t happen.  Quality will decrease and cost will increase because IT systems are a profit-seeking business unto themselves.

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3 Comments »

  1. I listened to the CSPAN committee hearing and it was very enlightening to see the level of injection government is attempting to make getting in between me and my doctor and my health care options. It is all essentially predetermined based on what will end up ‘costing’ them less rather than what is truly best for the patient. It is all about their desire for databases that will justify their actions and ‘manage’ my care whether I want it or not. Truly despicable! Not a function of government at all and certainly not a limited constitutional privacy respecting government.

    Comment by Sandra Crosnoe — June 17, 2012 @ 1:19 am

    • Establishing an electronic health record (EHR) for every single person in the U.S. is the key to making this monstrous system work. Try to find and use doctors who are not participating in the health information exchange networks. Try keep yourselves as healthy as possible so you don’t need medical services in the first place, because most are no longer looking out for you and your best interests.

      Comment by oksafeinc — June 17, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

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