The New Health-Care Superhero: Technology

Technology has invigorated the debate on how to deliver quality health care to all populations. It is already transforming the health and wellness landscape, but the near future is offering tantalizing advancements that will speed progress toward the goal.
— By Malibu Kothari

The transformation of the global health-care industry has been ongoing for the last decade or so, supported by technology, big data, and laws like the U.S. HITECH Act that promotes the “adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.”

Despite the advances, there are still disparities in health-care delivery and health-care quality among population groups in the U.S. and around the world. Rural residents, minority groups and people in developing countries are just a few examples.

As technology continues to advance, it is hoped that many of these disparities can be reduced or eliminated. There is a new wave of technological advancements that will ta...

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