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EMEA Healthcare Top 10 Predictions 2011

By Silvia Piai

IDC Health Insights' EMEA top 10 health predictions identify major trends that will impact the EMEA providers IT landscape in 2011. Most include technology that will be transformational for stakeholders, but others simply characterize the evolution of technology currently being implemented and used by healthcare stakeholders.


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The harbingers abound:  2011 is a year of health and wellness focus for US health plans.  Assuming the selections represented in the morning AHIP solutions smart brief are some indication of industry trends and priorities, health and wellness is one of the most frequently reported topics in January.  An active topic all month, these items represented over 80% of the daily announcements in the past two days.   As the market embraces and invests more into health and wellness stra


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IDC Health Insights' top 10 healthcare provider predictions identify major trends that will impact the U.S. provider IT landscape in 2011. Most include technology that will be transformational for stakeholders, but others simply characterize the evolution of technology currently being implemented and used by healthcare stakeholders. Key themes across the healthcare predictions included the disruptive impact of healthcare reform, cloud computing, and storage solutions.  The predictions focus on the 2011


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The first of the baby boomers (defined those born between 1946 and 1964) will begin to turn 65 this month.    Some have characterized this as the "silver tsunami" as the number of Americans over the age of 65 will double by 2030 and grow to 70 million people.  The baby boomer generation, as a group, is healthier, better educated, and wealthier than prior generations.  Today, U.S. life expectancy is 77.8 years, compared to 66.7 years in 1946. There is growing concern among policymake


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Forecasting Meaningful Use

By Judy Hanover

U.S. providers are currently focused on executing one of the most complex and important clinical IT projects in history, the implementation of technologies that will allow them to qualify for incentives under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  Since the introduction of the HITECH Act in 2009, acquisition, implementation and adoption of clinical systems has proceeded at an unprecedented rate. 


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Top 10 Predictions for Connected Health in 2011

By Lynne A. Dunbrack – 2 Comments

IDC Health Insights' top 10 connected health predictions identify major trends that will impact the U.S. payer and provider IT landscape in 2011. Most include technology that will be transformational for stakeholders, but others simply characterize the evolution of technology currently being implemented and used by healthcare stakeholders.


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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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