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5 trends will reshape health IT in 2013

InformationWeek, August 28, 2012

Ultimately the goal of all healthcare—IT included—is to put itself out of business. That may sound a bit strange but medicine's primary objective is to cure disease, or prevent it from occurring in the first place. And as the profession gets better at these two tasks, the public should become increasingly self-sufficient and have less and less need for its services. How far down this path will we be in 12 months? Probably not too far. But we are making progress on five fronts: