Lorraine Fernandes, global healthcare ambassador, IBM, gives some predictions for HIT data in 2012.
1. Consistent, real-time information and interoperability will prove indispensible for chronic disease management.
[[and anything else for that matter!]]
2. Analytics will be a game changer in improving patient care.
[[Many larger hospitals already use analytics. I believe insurance exchanges are going to be very interested in analytics.]]
3. A clinical hub will help redefine how patient data is accessed and applied to treatment through quality improvement activities and research.