Recalls, action-able information, and health IT

Yesterday's phone message from our local supermarket about the Progresso soup recall was impressive.  Thanks to the wonders of information technology, we got this phone call before I saw mention of the issue on the news.   How long does it take for us to make information like this available in healthcare?  Much longer.  We need to connect the information to the actions, and the people who can perform those actions – much better.