Friday, February 25, 2011

Cool Technology of the Week

As I prepared for my trip to Japan this week, I had the opportunity to discuss Japan's overall IT strategy with several corporate, government, and academic leaders.

The three major goals include

1.  Providing enhanced IT services to citizens
2.  Using IT to enhance communities
3.  Create new markets and businesses

National healthcare IT goals include creating a national framework supporting personal health records,  enhancing telemedicine capabilities, and building population health measurement resources to enhance quality, safety, and efficiency.

Here's a full text report and an executive summary.   It's great reading and provides powerful insight into the elements of IT and Healthcare IT that are important to Japanese Society.

To me, supplementing our own policy and technology thinking by reading the plans from other countries is always very cool.

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