Healthcare IT Future in 2012
We're taking the optimism of the new year as fuel to write and share more in the field of healthcare, not just IT. Looking at many a good posts published the past holiday week, here are a few worth noting and reading about - crystal ball predictions and more.
All Health Care Is Not Local. Winner of the 2011 Distinguished Paper Award at the AMIA Annual Symposium. AMIA is a a professional society of health care professionals, informatics researchers and thought leaders in biomedicine, health care, and science.
To which I'd say one word why immediate access to complete medical records is important - Emergency.
IDC Health Insights' Top Ten Predictions for 2012. Future of healthcare IT: health reform, analytics & big data, cloud computing, mobile devices, & social media. I'd say that pretty much sums it up.
6 Big Health Tech Ideas That Will Change Medicine in 2012. See above plus throw in the high potential of 3D printing! Innovation, prototyping and fun!
Primary care and wellness programs are must-haves for healthy future. Such wiser words hath never been spoken. The only way to reduce costs in the name of health is for everyone to be healthier. Period.
Accordingly, finding out the triggers and causes of illnesses and poor health conditions on a timely basis lies at the heart of reducing healthcare costs of which improved healthcare IT can provide excellent data management and analysis and which consequently should translate to responsive primary health care! Amen.
Speaking of wellness, we're excited to find out about the results of Healthline's Best Health Blog of 2011 contest. It's a pretty diverse health world. And yes, healthy is cool!