Technology and Healthcare

Employing over 12 million workers with an anticipated expansion of up to 20% over the next four years, the healthcare industry is the second fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy Yet health care is in a state of tremendous change. Intensified demands for achieving cost reduction and improved quality of care is felt most significantly by healthcare workers.

Employing over 12 million workers with an anticipated expansion of up to 20% over the next four years, the healthcare industry is the second fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy Yet health care is in a state of tremendous change. Intensified demands for achieving cost reduction and improved quality of care is felt most significantly by healthcare workers.Technology will play a significant role in the way that the healthcare workforce locate and perform their jobs at every level within provider organizations. This interactive presentation provides an update on the current state of the technology in healthcare. Participants learn how issues of employment, job performance, continuing education, universal patient records, remote diagnostics, rural healthcare, workplace illness and stress are forever being changed with technological improvements.

  • Cost containment through productivity gains via technology
  • The role of online, portable and just-in-time education
  • Benefits of hiring and retaining older health care workers and the technological training involved
  • Trends in protection from infection in the workplace
  • Issues and benefits of universal patient records and coordinated treatment
  • Remote diagnostics, virtual rounds and online collaboration

Bill Eager is an Internet, technology and technology trends pioneer. Bill has spent fifteen years writing, implementing and speaking about computer technologies and their impact on companies and organizations. In 1993, after helping create one of the first large-scale Intranets connecting 25,000 employees at BASF, Bill wrote the second book about the Internet, Using the Internet. His ten other books include the best-sellers The Information Payoff and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Marketing. Bill gives keynotes, presentations and workshops about the practical applications of technology at national conferences, company and organizational meetings.

Key Topics

Cognitive systems, like IBM Watson, understand, reason and learn to help medical professionals expand their knowledge base and cure disease.
Discover how medical research, health data and patient records are being revolutionized.
The role of online, portable and just-in-time medical education.

what you will learn

More than any other industry, healthcare is changing dramatically with the development and implementation of new technology systems. Learn about the latest in cognitive systems that enhance disease management to tools that help physicians and patients improve health outcomes and lower costs of healthcare.

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