US Healthcare Costs Continue to Rise: Our country’s healthcare spending was 2.6 trillion in 2010 and is expected to rise up to 4.8 trillion by 2021. An estimated 49 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2011. Americans who had health insurance had to pay 7.2% more between 2011 and 2012. Who is responsible for controlling the healthcare costs? Is it insurance companies, hospitals, physicians, government or you?
Qamar Islam, Chief Information Officer at Athens Heart Center is a volunteer at Physician’s Circle for Patients a non-profit organization with goal to improve healthcare in the community. He has a passion for improving healthcare quality by efcient and meaningful use of health information technology.