Intrinsically, the health care industry is perhaps more concerned with welfare and with health issues with a more traditionalist approach so perhaps this makes it slightly reluctant to invest in information technology. On the other hand, the banking industry is more of a technological industry so it makes much more sense to automate procedures via IT which will obviously mean greater profits for the bank in question. Health care institutions are also much more attuned to creative procedures and decision making which may perhaps not work with IT automation so that is another reason why this does not conform.
HIT is an important issue and even though private industry promotes the patient as the payer, the federal government should intervene and weigh up the situation accordingly. Massive investment is obviously required if HIT is to be implemented successfully and without any qualms so the government definitely has a role to play in this respect. However, private hospitals should also look into this possibility and encourage their donors to follow suit. Inevitable the provision of holistic IT services in medical situations is a win win for all.
The federal government has an important role to play in stimulating the adoption of information technology. It should provide the necessary legislative framework for doing so and should also fund specific programs which assist the disadvantaged to install IT in their homes but it should also act as a catalyst for information about the procedures which may be initiated with better IT facilities. It should also invest heavily in IT networks and the infrastructural framework which is required to make the provision of IT a success.