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Fareed Zakaria: Health IT is no magic bullet

The revolution that’s needed here is not an information revolution'

Fareed Zakaria at the 2013 World Economic Forum. Photo via Wikipedia.

Fareed Zakaria at the 2013 World Economic Forum. Photo via Wikipedia.

Healthcare IT News, ORLANDO, FL | October 21, 2015 ,

As Fareed Zakaria sees it, the remedy for America's ailing and expensive health system is clear.

It might be hard for some to swallow, but, in his view, it is sure and proven.

"There's absolutely no question that when we look at the ability to provide good healthcare at an affordable price, lower levels of massive inequality in healthcare outcomes or provision, a single government payer and multiple private providers is the answer. It's absolutely clear that is the only way you can achieve that goal," Zakaria said. "The revolution that's needed here is not an information revolution, it's a political revolution."

Zakaria is a journalist, author and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, a Sunday morning staple on CNN that delves into global issues and ways to solve them. For purposes of his broadcast "GPS" stands for Global Public Square.

Zakaria spoke to a crowd of more than 600 healthcare CIOs at the annual CHIME Fall Forum, October. 16 in Orlando, Fla.

"There's absolutely no question that when we look at the ability to provide good healthcare at an affordable price, lower levels of massive inequality in healthcare outcomes or provision, a single government payer and multiple private providers is the answer," he asserted. "It's absolutely clear that is the only way you can achieve that goal."

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