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The Answer, Finally! Where HIT is Going, in 100 Words or Less

April 9, 2009
by daphne
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OK, first the setup: At our HIMSS booth, I asked two of the smartest people I know where HIT was going in the immediate future. Russ Rudish and Paul Keckley from Deloitte have been around the HIT block, so to speak, and if you don't know them personally you know someone who does. They each grabbed a scrap of paper and drew it out for me. TADA! One drawing is Ed's and one is Russ's (and one is even signed). Let me know if you can look at this and get it. Because it really makes sense. Extra points if you know which of them did which. I love HIMSS. The "Answer"
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Q1. Hopefully, it will lead to better care.
Q2. Whatever it is, it will have to be something that will help them start using the data they collect, not just collecting it.
Q3. Very, very carefully.

Joe, you've had enough time, jump right in....

Hello Daphne - I dont know Russ Rudish and Paul Keckley from Deloitte, but if I was at HIMSS I would ask a few additional questions. By the way, I am still try to "get it" above (Russ did the head and Paul the other).

So here's my questions for the team. The healthcare IT industry have been bussing about its future with the promise of personalized healthcare since the inception of the human genome project. So as this decade unfolds, HIT will definately accelerate the delivery of advances in medical science and technology to the public.

Q1. How will the convergence of information technology, medicine and life sciences impact the future?

Q2. What capabilities will stakeholders need to participate in an increasingly networked industry where information is paramount to progress?

Q3. How will stakeholders choose the HIT technologies to implement?