Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 14, 2010
In the year 2020, physicians that were once considered "Dr. Next" will be well into their clinical careers. A new generation of providers will be practicing medicine who were born after Amazon.com (1994) and will have never known a world without email or cell phones. These doctors will expect everything to be available online.
We are at a turning point in history - and in healthcare as we know it. With the passing of the Stimulus Bill (2009) and the HITECH Act, and with the impending passage of a new healthcare reform bill, hospitals are incented to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of healthcare across the country - or be penalized if they do not.
The government's objective is to engage patients and families in their own health care, which means the ePatient will continue to demand access to their medical information, potentially at an even more rapid rate than healthcare organizations originally expected. The data is no longer viewed as hospital data - it is the patient's data, their life at stake. Remote access to information, online doctor-patient collaboration and tools in which to communicate with healthcare providers conveniently and cost effectively are no longer being requested, they are being required.
Forget planning for 2011; Hospitals should be planning for 2020. Join Lauri Luckey, Director of Planning and Delivery for MEDSEEK, as she describes her role in creating successful strategic plans and setting objectives for hospital organizations across North America. Hear also from Pete Richardson, Application Architect, and Janelle Logan, Director of Marketing, with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to learn about the vision strategy for their organization and what they are doing today to turn their vision into a reality.
To register, visit http://www.medseek.com/rethinkingehealth. As part of MEDSEEK's commitment to advancing eHealth education, the reThinking eHealth Educational Webinar Series is provided for individuals in the healthcare industry at no cost. Attendees must register to participate.