In 1998, the Benton Foundation researched the impact of new communications technologies on health, identifying innovative uses and challenges.
The Benton Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that works to maximize the social benefits of communications used in the public interest. Researchers conducted a literature search and interviewed health and communication technology experts.
In a May 1999 report, Networking for Better Care: Health Care in the Information Age, the Benton Foundation explored barriers to information-driven improvements in health care, including:
The report also discussed the future of information technology and health care, including: