Three spine surgeons discuss health IT innovations they expect to see soon.
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Question: What is the next big health IT innovation you expect to see?
Issada Thongtrangan, MD. Orthopedic Spine and Neurosurgeon at Minimally Invasive Spine (Phoenix): One technology evolution that’s already helping is the rapid exchange of patient data, which allows doctors to better understand the context of a patient’s overall health. Providers must continue to move away from manual data sharing, such as faxing records to one another, and toward automation.