Former Intel CEO Supports Health IT

November 06, 2006

The Wall Street Journal last week examined health care reform proposals by Intel CEO Andy Grove. Grove has raised concerns about the large number of uninsured U.S. residents, who often visit emergency departments for primary care.

According to the Journal, “Grove is a big fan of low-cost, walk-in clinics, the sort beginning to appear in stores like Wal-Mart,” that provide primary care to uninsured residents and reduce overcrowding in EDs. In addition, Grove supports an electronic health records system that uses a “generic but Web-accessible word-processing file,” rather than “an elaborate and technically sophisticated medical-database system,” the Journal reports (Gomes, Wall Street Journal, 11/1).

BusinessWeek last week published an interview with Grove that discussed his health care reform proposals and other issues (BusinessWeek, 11/3).

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