Eller College professor predicts IT revolution in health care industry
Amar Gupta authors article on offshoring, medical records, and prescription drug safety in the Wall Street Journal.
In an October 20 Wall Street Journal article, Eller College of Management professor Amar Gupta, the Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology, predicted that an information technology revolution is coming to the health care industry.
“While hospitals and other care providers have long been quick to adopt breakthrough technology in medical devices, procedures and treatments, far less attention has focused on innovations in networking and communications,” Gupta writes. “IT security will eventually meet the expectations of the health care industry, just as has happened in other sectors, like banking. And when it does, powerful IT networks crisscrossing the globe will change the way much of health care is delivered: Outsourcing and offshoring of medical and nonmedical services will increase, providing more efficient health care at the most cost-effective rates; systems integrations will allow more medical records to be transferred swiftly and securely; efforts to monitor the safety of medicines will gain global access to data; and professionals and patients will find authoritative and up-to-date information on every specialty online.”
The full article and a video interview with Gupta are available online: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122426733527345133.html.
Readers may comment on the article and video using the “comments” tab at the link above, or on Dr. Gupta's article blog at http://healthcarewsj.blogspot.com/2008/10/wsj.html.
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