Tag Archives: Frederic Bastiat

Folding in the Internet of Things (IOT)

Technology innovation doubtlessly enables us to provide more data, in real time, at the point of clinical decision-making. Until now, most of this innovation is “internal” HIT and its associated data created in our care delivery organizations, like lab test results, imaging studies or written impressions of a physician’s clinical … Read More

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Parable of the Broken Window

Despite our best efforts to the contrary, we all know, expect and often dread unintended consequences associated with Health Information Technology (HIT). The French economist Frédéric Bastiat offers a classic example of our experience with these consequences in his “broken window” parable that goes like this: A shopkeeper’s son accidentally … Read More

Posted on November 25th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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