More tablets, less alert fatigue among 2013 health IT predictions

In 2013, tablets will replace videoconferencing gear and alert fatigue will be systematically fixed, according to HealthLeaders Media Senior Technology Editor Scott Mace, who this week doles out 10 health IT predictions for next year ... that don't include ICD-10 or Meaningful Use. "A telecommunications executive recently told me he had informally checked the usage logs of expensive videoconferencing systems at hospitals--and found them woefully underutilized," Mace writes. "Now that tablets are proliferating, look for those to be employed, perhaps even in group settings, as the videoconferencing system of choice." Article

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