Top 10 for healthcare consumers

From revenue-cycle management vendor QuadraMed comes this “Top 10″ list of reasons why consumers should care about health information technology (drumroll, please):

10. Health information technology improves the quality of care received.

9. Health information technology is critical in the event of a nation-wide emergency.

8. Health information technology increases accountability from providers.

7. Health information technology prevents medical errors and saves consumers’ lives.

6. Health information technology can empower consumers to make smarter healthcare decisions.

5. Health information technology saves consumers money.

4. Health information technology allows nurses to spend more time with patients.

3. Health information technology increases the health of the entire American population.

2. Health information technology keeps hospitals profitable.

1. Health information technology decreases billing errors.

A PDF of this list is available here.

As always, I invite your comments.