The positive impact of a fully wired system would be profound. "Gaps in care," largely the result of medications that are underprescribed, misprescribed or not taken as directed by a physician, lead to unnecessary hospitalization, emergency room visits, and extended illnesses. A fully wired system, Snow argued, ensures the most appropriate, targeted information is available to both physicians and patientsThe results of such enhanced physician and patient insight would be substantial: significantly increased safety, improved outcomes and hundreds of billions in annual savings. Indeed, the poor management of chronic and complex disease alone costs the U.S. an estimated $350 billion a year.
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