It appears we are on the road to the “meaningful use” of healthcare IT. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) is aimed at bringing U.S. healthcare into the information age. Many people who have never used an EHR can’t understand why we aren’t already using IT technology like banks and travel organizations already do. Funny but I observed that when the airlines switched to e-tickets, we now bring more paper to the airport to get through security than we did when we used old-fashioned paper airline tickets. With only 6 percent of the physicians and 2 percent of the hospitals (government statistics) using a complete EHR, there seems to be a lot of room for increased use.