It’s Monday July 8 and you woke up feeling sick, and you know you better see your doctor. In the office, your doctor looks you over, listens to your symptoms, but before he prescribes a drug, the doctor said, “Lets get a sample of your blood so that I can take a look at your Deoxyribonucleic Acid”. You heard me right, your DNA!
Rapid improvements in technology, semantic data structures, informatics professional collaboration and sequencing technologies are not necessarily the only gaps needed for the realization of personalized medicine (improving genomic and phenotypic data integration) but these must be taken into account on how best to exploit the opportunities to facilitate personalized medicine.
.....only clinician involvement can orchestrates the process by which clinicians are “integrated” in the process of delivery of quality-centered care. An obstructionist clinician team can derail an otherwise successful HIT adoption project and/or your EHR application implementation.
As it stands to day, research efforts to incorporating patient’s molecular and genetic data into vendors Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, is one of the most funded areas of research that aims to develop Personalized Medicine care to a growing population of patients. This will without a doubt enable clinicians to have the critical information for selecting tailored treatments than can greatly improve each patient’s survival.
We all can envision how connected medicine is improving patient outcomes, lowers costs, keeps data secure and demonstrates word-class interoperability. Currently, many exsisting healthcare partnerships are showing the value of an integrated healthcare continuum - it's all in the best interest of patients, their families and society.
Cloud Computing holds great potential to change the dynamics of the HIT industry. The ease of use, flexibility, scalability, and low up front costs are driving the growth of cloud at a CAGR of 27% (over 2008–12).
Despite the current downturn, there are pockets of growth and investment spending in several key healthcare IT areas.
We would agree that the healthcare industry is facing some serious challenges, such as, rapidly increasing costs, lack of quality control, depleting level of care and revenue management. Nevertheless, despite – or perhaps because of – these challenges, today the healthcare industry presents significant opportunity and growth prospects.
Consider the tactical challenges of e-prescribing adoption in the clinic setting.
The power of technology has transformed every single industry and line of business in our economy. But for Healthcare, technology is yet to be properly implemented to allow patient information to be shared across multiple health facilities and hospitals.