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5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013
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Dick Weltz
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Dick Weltz,
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1/13/2013 | 9:51:30 PM
re: 5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013
The generalization made in the first paragraph makes no sense. Many conditions requiring medical/surgical care are not preventable, e.g. cataracts, accidental injuries, etc. And many conditions requite increasingly difficult and skilled care, e.g. robotic surgery, stem cell growth to replace organs/tissue. So diseases and the need for costly care are not disappearing any time soon, as the writer would have us think.
GMACFADDEN068
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10/4/2012 | 2:34:19 PM
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Paul,

I agree with 4 out of 5 of your trends for 2013. I think your take on the EHR vendor shake out will not come to pass. Indeed, MU rule changes in August have opened the door for more vendors to participate.

Changes in rules and requirements for EHR vendors to achieve meaningful use certification have been relaxed to allow "innovation" from point solution vendors who need now only to address a portion of the many MU requirements for EHR certification. For example, a vendor who can demonstrate "data portability" between EHR solutions can be certified.

The changes are an admission by the HITECH MU rules creators that EHR vendor interoperability is woefully inadequate and solutions developed outside the healthcare industry could be used to provide a modicum of data governance - which is sorely lacking in healthcare IT today.

The MU committee, in its August report estimates as many as 600 vendors could address the data portability requirement alone. You should expect to see many more vendors entering the space not fewer.
Dana Tee
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10/1/2012 | 6:32:54 PM
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Paul,

Good list of predictions here. From a patient perspective I believe health IT is about giving people the tools they need to take charge of their own health. I predict 2013 will be the year patients ask, "where's my data?" Now institutions need to figure out what kind of technology will help to meet this need. This blog by DICOM Grid talks about the future of health IT and elaborates on my point.
http://blog.dicomgrid.com/2012...
AustinIT
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9/6/2012 | 3:26:06 PM
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Actually, the ones that will survive will be just like every other successful business. They will lead the market, create satisfied customers, and manage their financial health. Mobile is a given. However, Telemedicine and PHRs are still considered by many to play a secondary role to what is important right now... and that includes getting a practice onto a pragmatic and sustainable platform, become all electronic, and link up with equipment, labs, payers, other providers/groups, and patients via secure methods of communication.

Telemedicine is arguably a separate business model. Patient Health Records are driven entirely by the desire of the patient to use it, not by the fact that it exists as a technology.
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9/2/2012 | 10:19:03 PM
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My best guess is that the EHR vendors who can best coordinate their mobile, telemedicine, and PHR offerings will be the ones best suited to survive the EHR vendor war. It's amazing how much easier it is to implement an EHR utilizing iPads/iPhones with physicians, it gives them something to look forward to.
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Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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8/27/2012 | 5:08:24 PM
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PLEASE GET THIS TO YOUR EDITOR:
You have made some client-unfriendly changes.
When we hit the 'Print' Icon, we expect to see the entire article as one page and relatively 'free' of garbage.
On this article, it was necessary to go to page 2 to get the whole article.
The result was also littered with garbage.
I will not insult your intelligence by specifically what I define as 'garbage'.


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