5 health IT trends set to shake up industry

  1. “platform revolution” – that is the ever-increasing ubiquity of mobile and cloud platforms that far surpass merely the ability to track in real-time a patient’s health. Rather, this is a platform that addresses interoperability, “that captures the data from disparate sources such as wearables, phones and glucometers, and pulls it all together to give a patient and caregiver a holistic and real-time view of the patient’s health,” 
  2. The second trend, as the report emphasizes, is around the “outcome economy.” In other words, “it’s about delivering results.” Hardware, nowadays, brings with it new intelligence. Better intelligence than ever before. And that’s going to make patient data accessible with a mere click. It’s going to give patients the convenience, and it’s ultimately going to lead to better outcomes, according to the report.
  3. The third trend is around data, what’s billed in the report as the “intelligent enterprise” – essentially a “data explosion” that will lead to tremendous clinical outcomes opportunities.
  4. Coming it at No. 4 is the “Internet of me” trend – that is personalized medicine. And as more healthcare organizations invest in this technologies and system capabilities, they’re seeing positive results. In fact, an overwhelming 73 percent of health execs surveyed say they’ve seen ROI after investments in personalization technologies.
  5. The last trend may make some feel a bit uneasy. And it’s about the emergence of machines. It’s the “workforce re-imagined.” Think digital self-scheduling, sharing your own electronic medical record, training machines and connecting with physicians via social platforms.





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