Will Digital Technology Reduce Gap in Health Between Rich and Poor?
January 11, 2011 | Source: Center for Public Integrity | Author: Emma Schwartz
Two years ago, the Ethio American Health Center opened its doors in the nation’s capital, promising the country’s largest community of Ethiopian immigrants a place where doctors spoke their language and understood their culture. Many of the community’s poorest quickly flocked to the center. But for all the specialized services the center offers patients, there’s one area where it’s fallen short: moving from paper files to electronic health records. They don’t even have a website.