Opinion on Healthcare Information Technology

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Clinical decision support tools set to fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced

Clinical decision support tools, technologies that provide information to aid the diagnosis and treatment of patients, are set to make dramatic changes to the practice of medicine, according to a new report by Datamonitor. However, the report also predicts that aspects of medical culture will prove barriers to adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2008
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Does SaaS fit into the complex world of pharmaceuticals?

Software-as-a-service is one of the latest trends in the IT industry, but the new delivery model still has a way to go before it becomes pervasive in the life sciences. The need for customized and niche solutions in the sector makes it difficult for the model to be fully leveraged, and vendors should concentrate on targeting customer relationship management-type processes, rather than R&D.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2009
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Electronic health records: crucial for a modern healthcare system

Despite the bad publicity surrounding the implementation of electronic health records in some cases, effectively managing patient information will be key to the modernization of today's healthcare systems. Datamonitor expects the overall global electronic health records market to grow to almost $13 billion by 2012 - a compound annual growth rate of 23.8%.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2008
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Google is well positioned to enter the personal health record market

Datamonitor believes that, through its brand strength, Google's entry into the personal health record market is likely to make personal health records a success and result in consumers becoming more knowledgeable about their health. While other companies have developed personal health records, the significance of Google's entry cannot be underestimated due to its unparalleled consumer reach.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2008
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Healthcare IT: BI spend to rise as scope of usage grows

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2007
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Healthcare IT: driving US presidential campaigns

The three leaders in the race for the US presidency; Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, have all cited technology in their campaigns for healthcare reform. However, while IT may feature in the next president's healthcare agenda, doubt remains as to whether any of the candidates will deliver fully on their proposals.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2008
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Hope for Obama's healthcare IT plan

The election of Barack Obama has brought high expectations, with his "Change Can Happen" mantra signaling to many that a transformational and reforming administration is about to enter the White House. However, Obama's impact on US healthcare technology policy remains uncertain, and there is a risk that the improvements in healthcare IT may lose significance when up against bigger issues.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2008
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Online recruitment is streamlining clinical trials

The clinical drug trials required to ensure that the next blockbuster makes it to market often last longer than expected. The majority of these delays can be attributed to patient recruitment problems, arising from arduous processes and negative public perceptions. According to a new report by Datamonitor, however, the internet is proving to be an invaluable tool in streamlining recruitment.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2008
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Personal health records will play an important role in the exchange of health information

Early successes in healthcare interoperability are paving the way for more health information exchanges in the near to mid future. Separate networks, including personal health records, will connect to form larger networks, and despite continuing skepticism surrounding the burgeoning technology, health information exchanges look set to become a typical part of the patient experience.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2008
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Pharmaceutical product lifecycle management technology gaining momentum

Growing regulatory pressure and competition from generics will drive adoption of product lifecycle management software and services in the pharmaceutical industry. Datamonitor estimates spending on product lifecycle management software by the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, North America, China and Japan to total $460.2 million by the end of 2007 and expects this to more than double by 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2007

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