Technology and healthcare

Advances in technology combined with changes fostered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promise to make the healthcare landscape very different in the coming months. Ubiquitous broadband and wireless access now make it possible for a patient to have a scan done by his/her primary care physician in Hometown, USA and read by the foremost experts in their specialty thousands of miles away – immediately. A patient’s electronic device, a pacemaker, seamlessly transmits data on heart rates and other vitals while they sleep. Laura Landro writes on High Tech Fixes for Patients in the December 24th Wall St Journal. It is worth a read. Change is coming, for everyone.

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