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News To Know: M.D. Meets I.T.
By Alejandra Owens, June 30, 2009 10:50 AM
The President has decided to make a push for the increased roll of technology in the field of health care. This has a number of interesting and possibly very beneficial effects. While digital medical records offer the promise of reduced medical errors and greater efficiencies in the system, they can also be an economic boon for areas in need of a new industry to provide jobs.
Bringing more tech into medicine can also make life much easier for people. Many doctors are beginning to offer online appointments to patients with mild issues that don't warrant the inconvenience of a trip to the doctor. In fact, there has been a big spike in doctors who communicate with their patients online.
Increased access to health care professionals, added convenience and new jobs?
Sounds like a win-win-win to me: