Many people ask why the United States, unlike other countries, has no national system of electronic medical records.
Insert the number 576 instead of 14, by the way. Each of which represents a significant enterprise of coders, quality control, testers, sales and support staff, and everything else associated with a business enterprise, likely accounting for several hundreds of thousands of jobs that our sputtering economy could ill afford to throw by the wayside (at least politically). As has been pointed out numerous times, one man’s waste is another’s revenue stream.
(Oh, and apropos of nothing in particular, it turns out this is my 1000th blog post. Not bad, with my 4th blogiversary coming up next month.)