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Thought Leaders' Corner: 2017 Predictions

January 2017
Healthcare Innovation News

[The following commentary was authored by PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient]

In 2017, we will start to see the deployment and adoption of IT tools that will actually help doctors do their jobs caring for patients. This should not be a radical concept, but it is because to date, most IT has been imposed upon physicians by their organizations (often motivated by government carrots and sticks) mainly for billing and reporting purposes. These new, physician-centric IT tools will help providers diagnose illnesses more accurately, predict and avoid potential adverse health events based on known risk profiles and spend more time caring for their patients and less time in front of a computer.

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