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Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining
Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining
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The future of healthcare technologies, and what they mean for investors and entrepreneurs.

The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cell phone cameras. Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry.

Explaining how technology, not politics, will lead the future of the healthcare revolution, author and healthcare technology expert Phil Fasano presents real-life examples that show how the next generation of medical breakthroughs will come from the instant exchange of information across the world

  • Explores how new technologies will radically change the future of healthcare by making it easier to share information rapidly
  • Explains what the future of the high tech medical industry means for investors and entrepreneurs
  • Written by a respected healthcare and health technology expert

Offering an unprecedented look at how technology is transforming the healthcare industry, and what it will mean for future investors and entrepreneurs, Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining is a remarkable insight into the next generation of health technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The emergence of electronic tools
    • Real-time healthcare begins
    • The paperless revolution; let's get going!
    • Life-saving breakthrough
    • The dawn of the patient record
    • The digital age dawns
    • The Kaiser Permanente experience
    • Electronic health records: All you. All digital
    • From the back office to better health
    • From paper to EHRs to EMRs to the future
    • Notes
  • Chapter 2: The future
    • Health information exchanges and health financial exchanges
    • Jumping the hurdles
    • Just connect
    • Lonely EMRs
    • Patient-centered care
    • Healthcare just got smarter
    • The road ahead
    • Health financial exchanges
    • HIES and HFEs serve the patient and create profit
    • Notes
  • Chapter 3: Investing in healthcare IT innovations
    • Where the winners are
    • The ATM parallel
    • Consumers: Ahead of the curve
    • Up next: Mobile banking and mobile health
    • Investing in winning healthcare IT innovation
    • Looking for investment in all the right places
    • Opportunities for innovation and return on investment abound
    • Notes
  • Chapter 4: Virtual visits
    • Care anywhere and care everywhere
    • Easier than programming your TV remove control
    • Rx for good health: No waiting with mHealth
    • Mobile health is personal health
    • Notes
  • Chapter 5: Connected care teams
    • Delivering care via technology
    • Telehealth for one-stop care
    • In the hospital
    • Telemedicine: A changing role
    • Changing practices
    • Where do we go from here?
    • Helping as many people as we can
    • Notes
  • Chapter 6: Three key players driving healthcare IT innovation
    • Government: Rewarding success instead of funding failure
    • Government: Guard rails, hand rails and connectors
    • Government: Seed money for healthcare IT
    • Payers: Healthcare plans and insurers enter the EHR market
    • Payers leap into accountable care
    • The private sector: Leveraging technology, filling unmet needs
    • Action by government, payers and the private sector needed to succeed
    • Notes
  • Chapter 7: Denmark: Fostering digital healthcare
    • HIT foundation
    • Factors behind Denmark's success
    • Bumps in the road
    • Ahead for Denmark
    • Netherlands: A controversy over national health records
    • New Zealand: Interoperability leader
    • Global lessons hold domestic value
    • Notes
  • Chapter 8: Real-time learning
    • Instant data mining and medical breakthroughs
    • Introducing real-time analytic systems
    • Medicine's new superstar; the health data analyst
    • Care registries: Putting data into practice
    • Putting it all together
    • Notes
  • Chapter 9: Predictive medicine
    • Saving time, money and lives
    • Portable care: Health information exchanges
    • World class care for everyone: Care registries
    • Future health: Research and predictive care
    • From prevention to prediction
    • Notes
  • Chapter 10: Connected system
    • Uniting doctors, patients, payers and government
    • Connected care: It's personal
    • At stake: Your health and your money
    • Proactive care: It really works!
    • Solving the healthcare spending crisis
    • Getting there from here: A road map
    • Conclusion
    • Notes
  • About the author
  • Index

About the Author

Philip Fasano is executive vice president and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente, where he directs the company's 6,000-employee health information technology team. He was named one of Computerworld's 2010 Top 100 Internet Technology Leaders in recognition of his exceptional technology leadership and IT management strategies and, more recently, was named one of CIO magazine's Premier 100 IT Leaders. Since joining Kaiser Permanente in 2007, Fasano has worked on using technology to move the $48 billion not-for-profit health care system toward a vision of total health for more than 9 million members. Fasano also served in IT leadership roles in some of the nation's top finance companies, including JP Morgan and Deutsche Financial Services, a division of Deutsche Bank.

Publication Date: February 2013
Number of Pages: 240
ISBN 13: 978-1-1183-5000-3
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