Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining


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 cellphone cameras. Transforming Health Care 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 is a remarkable insight into the next generation of health technologies.





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Chapter 9 Predictive Medicine

Saving Time, Money and Lives

Saving Time, Money, Lives

Portable Care: Health Information Exchanges

World Class Care for Everyone: Care Registries

Future Health: Research and Predictive Care

From Prevention to Prediction


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



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