Spending up through 2013…

Health Affairs just released an article titled Health Spending Projections Through 2013 .

I found the article very interesting because there is no mention of technology/ehealth spending. If we consider that spending on ehealth/technology is in the area of 2-5% of hospital operating budgets and probably something similar for other health groups, how come we aren’t monitoring spending more closely? My next thought is that Guerriere wrote an article on the different “forces for change in Canadian healthcare” (reference)
arguing that the pressures (financial, human resources, consumerism, technology, and drugs) can only be addressed through use of ICTs. It will be interesting to see if technology can in fact address these “forces”.