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  President Obama again noted in his press conference last week that technology could be used to drive down escalating costs by improving efficiency and decreasing duplicate tests.  And, all of the current reform proposals call for technology adoption.  However, as many have pointed out, the mere investment in these technologies will not provide the solution to the healthcare problem.  Technology, linked with better process and incentives, must both provide information and provoke the ri

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A UnitedGroup Report last week once again reminded the industry of the savings opportunities within the US healthcare payer market using technology to automate administrative transactions. Seemingly a stepchild to the more high profile technology topics of the day -  the EMR and the Medical Home Concept - administrative efficiency is deceptively important to both raw process and process cost improvements as well as an underpinning to the success of these more notable healthcare technology initiatives.

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    Jonas Knudsen says:
    HI, Yes I do. At least in western Europe, there is a growing trend to apply IoT technologies as the main infrastructure to handle compliance with traceability regulations. That is, for smart pharmacy, drugs, instrument tracking from sterile services department (SSD) to the operation rooms and back etc. That also adreesses the need for automation,…
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    guy weiss says:
    Jonas, don' you think that the architecture adopted to address traceability regulation could easily be replaced by IOT solutions. Main drivers: less implementation costs, no packaging line performance decrease, no additional cost for aggregation, and of course interconnexion with smart phone app.
    5 months ago

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