Heath IT Policy
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Healthcare systems are embracing the transformative power of technology, from electronic health records that organize medical data and enable providers to share it more easily across healthcare settings to mobile technologies for self-management and virtual care. Within the next ten years, half of all care will be delivered virtually, with providers paid based on their teamwork and quality of care. 24x7 diagnostics monitoring from phones, wearables, and implantables from the hospital to the home are achievable—if the right policies are enacted.
Information technology solutions for complex big data medical challenges are accelerating genomic sequencing and using data analytics to provide a comprehensive patient assessment. In our view, two factors have the potential to make dramatic changes in U.S. healthcare: consumer engagement and payment for outcomes, both of which are dependent upon a robust health IT framework.