The Bipartisan Policy Center Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT's January 2012 report, “Transforming Health Care: The Role of Health IT” has one glaring and stupefying omission -- nowhere in the report does it address productivity.

As we see in most government and academic edicts on health care information technology, this document focuses on effectiveness, touches on efficiency, but completely ignores productivity. This is despite the fact our health care system has pretty much tapped out all potential sources of additional financial resources (personal or governmental).

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