Healthcare 2015: Win-win or lose-lose? – an IBM Report

This report from IBM Global business services provides a detailed description of the drivers that they believe will make today’s healthcare environment fundamentally different from the past, the possible scenarios for healthcare in 2015, a tool to assess a country’s ability to transform its healthcare system, a hierarchy of healthcare needs, principles to guide transformation, implications and recommendations for key stakeholders (e.g.,health plans, care delivery organizations, suppliers and consumers), and much more.

Source : IBM Healthcare 2015 Report

Please find the more details of the report here

Has Innovation Taken Backbench in Healthcare IT?

question-markI was reading Chilmark and Healthcare IT guy’s about their take on innovation in healthcare IT both of them have almost expressed similar opinion on Innovation in healthcare IT and apparently, both of them feels that they didn’t see any significant innovation being announced in this HIMSS10.

Chilmark nicely puts it as ‘No tsunamis, just ripples on a pond’ with these articles it is quite evident that the vendors of all sizes are fully occupied with the buzz word ‘Meaningful use’, of course, looking at the current market opportunities it is sensible why companies are so keen on this & I guess this is positive stage for industry which I call ‘opportunity encasement’ & this would follow ‘new market creation’ with innovation.

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Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Health IT

A white paper by Daniel Castro, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

This report is to identify the countries which are leading in the deployment of health IT and also highlights the lessons that might be useful for other countries. The first section of the report gives an overview of the current state of and trends in health IT adoption in the United States and several other developed countries. The second section of the report identifies the factors that have led to success in some countries and the lessons that can be learned by other nations to drive health IT adoption. Finally, the report concludes with detailed recommendations for policymakers to jumpstart progress on health IT.

Report indicates that Denmark, Finland, and Sweden—are ahead of the United States and most other countries in moving forward with their health IT systems. These three Nordic countries have nearly universal usage of EHRs among primary care providers, high rates of adoption of EHRs in hospitals, widespread use of health IT applications, including the ability to order tests and prescribe medicine electronically, advanced telehealth programs, and portals that provide online access to health information. All three of these countries have embraced IT as the foundation for reforming their health care systems and have successfully implemented changes that reach every patient. Other developed countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, New zealand, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, also have advanced health IT platforms. In addition, some countries, such as Spain and Italy, have regional health IT projects that rival the scope and complexity of some national projects.

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