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7 health IT trends to watch in 2018
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018Forecasts of future trends go along with a new year as reliably as champagne and the ball drop. Medical Economics spoke with three leading health information technology (HIT) experts to see what HIT trends they expect will matter the most in 2018. Here are the trends they foresee.

In the next decade, many of the concepts aiming to streamline the healthcare industry could be reality.
6 reasons it's critical to have an IT emergency plan in placeWith small practices largely outsourcing tech support, it’s critical they take steps to be prepared
6 steps to avoid a health IT outage
6 steps to avoid a health IT outageWhen an IT emergency strikes medical practices, there’s a small window to avoid big losses of time and money, so it’s best to have a plan in place.
The next wave of patient-centered health ITEmerging technologies focus on more intuitive tools to assist physicians, improve care
How payers, providers are improving work flows, patient care, and cutting costs.
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?The telehealth boom begs the question: Will the expansion of hospital-based services wind up pulling patients—and revenue—away from primary care practices?
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacks
Upgrade medicals devices to shut the backdoor on ransomware attacksThe same MRI machines that reveal the inner workings of the human body can also expose healthcare professionals to lethal attacks by hackers who use medical devices to infect computer systems with ransomware.
How to craft the perfect health IT that delivers for physicians and patientsThe technology is hurting the one group it's supposed to help—doctors.