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Health information technology, electronic medical records, and electronic prescriptions are but three examples of how technology is changing the health care sector. RAND research has explored many facets of health information technology and advised policymakers and practitioners on best practices for cost savings and improved patient outcomes.

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    The Internet of Bodies Will Change Everything, for Better or Worse

    Oct 29, 2020

    The rise of devices that connect the human body to the web is accelerating rapidly. This Internet of Bodies could revolutionize health care and improve our quality of life. But without appropriate guardrails, it could also jeopardize our most intimate personal information and introduce several ethical concerns.

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    What Telemedicine Needs to Succeed Beyond COVID-19

    Sep 2, 2020

    Virtual doctor visits have become part of the new normal. Since the first COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Medicare and other payers have relaxed their rules to make it easier for patients to connect to care. But without permanent policy changes, physicians may not continue telemedicine services.

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