A 'tipping point' year for health care IT: US Government's HHS

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I see I’m in good company in thinking that 2008 will be seen as the year things changed for telehealth remote patient monitoring: Dr Robert M Kolodner, the national coordinator of health information technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), told the Everything Channel’s Healthcare Summit in San Diego on Sunday that 2008, which he described as a ‘banner year’, will prove to be a ‘tipping point’ in the ramp-up to national implementation of health care technology. He outlined the ways in which the federal government and a nationwide effort of both public- and private-sector health-care interests are working to move the national health-care model from one of prevention to one of prediction, using technology as a means. Full item from ChannelWeb.