Network connectivity has changed the face of healthcare invention. Electronic health records, around-the-clock patient monitoring, remote doctors, and more are providing high functionality to an industry that needs it most. Additionally, there is a growing need for new medical devices, as well as improvements on existing devices. If you’ve got an idea for a new device, there’s never been a better time to bring it to market.
The key to giving a patient the most accurate diagnosis is to have all their health data in one place. Traditionally, paper based records were used to record medical information, and these had to be mailed from one primary care physician to another. Now, in the information age, it’s easy to electronically transfer information from one medical specialist to another or from one hospital to another. This way the attending physician has everything they need to understand the patient’s medical history.
ANN ARBOR—The vision for broad sharing of clinical data through Health Information Exchanges is a bit hazy, according to two University of Michigan research studies that show the number of public exchanges has declined, and sharing by private electronic health record vendors isn't taking place as intended in all markets.