UK's reforms "a model for the US", or vice versa?
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's National Programme for IT (NPfIT) is "one of the world's boldest health reform programmes" and a model for future US reforms. So said Professor Donna Shalala, former US health secretary (under President Clinton), at the NHS Confederation conference, in Birmingham, UK. However, in her position as member of the board of US provider United Healthcare (UH), the cynics will see the praise as sycophantic, if not actually empty.
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