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Healthcare Transformations

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani points to What If:

The complete digitization of healthcare (both clinical and administrative) will lead to a number of profound changes.

* Hundreds of millions of medical records (shorn of personal identifiers) combine into a massive n-dimensional, queriable, retrospective database, allowing, for the first time, the emergence of true evidence-based medicine.
* Just In Time Knowledge systems bring the physician clinical and diagnostic information that she does not yet know that she needs based on the patterns of information that she is putting into the system
* These systems, and other fail-safe mechanisms built into software, occasion a large-scale drop in medical mistakes and malpractice litigation.
* CEOs and other chief officers can access financial information in real-time in a virtual close accounting system
* Procurement bots, as well as real-time online market-making in supplies, financing, and drugs replace most of the procurement mechanisms we use today.

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