Healthcare Transformation

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Since 2011 China government allocated a special fund to support IT systems construction and upgrading in county-level hospitals, totally about 2000 middle or small hospitals benefit from this initiative.

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A May 2012 Wellness Programs survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans found that 70 % of employers now provide wellness benefits. The employer shift from health insurance benefits to health and wellness benefits creates new health plan business opportunities requiring new program and technology investments. And, the technology vendor market is responding.

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In April 2012 the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation ( released the results of their Choosing Wisely ( campaign. The Choosing Wisely initiative is part of a multi-year effort led by the ABIM Foundation to support and engage physicians in being better stewards of limited healthcare resources. Partnerships with AARP and Consumer Reports will further spread the word to consumers.

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The EMEA team of IDC Health Insights had the pleasure to participate to the World of Health IT conference also this year. This year the key theme of the conference was "enabling the continuum of care". Enabling the continuum of care has many technological implications, and as we talk of patient data availability at the point of care, mobile technologies are in the frontline.

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