Perhaps no area of medicine will change as much in the next five years as payment processing, according to a new McKinsey report. (Illustration from the cover of the report.
Covering all areas of medical technology, and the public policies under which they're paid for. From networked systems and electronic medical records to gadgets, breakthroughs, and research.
DBS is already approved as a treatment for dystonia, for essential tremor, for Parkinson's Disease, and it's being examined in cases of severe clinical depression.
Contrary to what some conservative bloggers here are writing, Canada is not getting ready to junk its national health care plan and take up the American system.Instead, its Conservative government may allow some private insurance as a supplement, following a report from the Canadian Medical Association stating more money is needed to clear backlogs on specialized treatment.
The goal here is to cover the waterfront of IT in healthcare. We're talking hospital systems, medical office systems, the networks and payment systems which link them together, as well as client gear, including gear used in the home.