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Health care informatics, privacy remain top 2012 issues

Wednesday, 28 December 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sam Bruinewoud
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The health care industry continues to face myriad challenges to improving care delivery systems and creating economic efficiency. Technology such as health care informatics plays a role in both complicating and helping to simplify those processes, which will need to be tackled in 2012 as they were in 2011, according to an industry report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Regulatory, technical, privacy and financial debates will continue to shape health care next year, the PwC Health Research Institute said in its annual report on top health industry issues.

Kelly Barnes, U.S. health industries practice leader for PwC, said in a prepared statement that "2012 will be a seminal year for the health industries as businesses wade through economic, regulatory and political uncertainty."

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