A 2012 healthcare technology year in preview

It seems like a million (or so) year-in-review stories come out in the first week of January--and by the end of the week there are at least two million (or so) more predicting what will happen in the year ahead. As we did with the year-end stories earlier this week, we'd like to present a roundup of some of the articles that look to the future of healthcare IT. 

A lot of times the "look back" and "look forward" lists you see pretty much rehash the same topics in pretty much the same format. SearchHealthIT's roundup, however, takes a decidedly contrary approach--with suggestions for five health IT trends not to watch in 2012. Electronic medical and personal health records? So 2011.

If you're in a medical technology mood, you might like The Economic Times' list of the 12 most likely and crucial science & technology breakthroughs for 2012, including low-cost gene sequencing and green chemistry. 

Artificial intelligence and big data are two of the six big health tech ideas that will change medicine, according to a TechCrunch article.  

This look forward benefits from nine pairs of expert eyes scanning the horizon for signs of hope and promise of progress for the health IT field in 2012

And don't forget to check out our own editor's predictions for 2012, including Marla Durben Hirsch's "5 EHR predictions for 2012" and Ken Terry's "Health IT innovations that continue to roll forward."

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