SOURCE: Montgomery Research, Inc.

January 30, 2007 16:18 ET

Healthcare Technology Report Focuses on a Patient-Centered, Interconnected Approach to Care

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 --"Healthcare Technology: The Digital Healthcare System" examines and promotes the healthcare industry's drive toward the universal adoption of electronic health records, as well as its efforts to weave a web of interoperability of such data. Published by Montgomery Research, Inc., this is the fourth edition of this annual thought leadership guide to the advances, trends, and legislation in the U.S. healthcare industry.

The publication stresses the importance of leadership and highest possible performance in leveraging the benefits of technology in healthcare. The concept of pervasive healthcare -- real-time, remote monitoring of chronic health conditions -- is also a central theme of "Healthcare Technology."

"More than any previous generation, baby boomers are well-educated, health-conscious, self-reliant and demanding," said Luis E. Taveras, Ph.D., a partner in Accenture's Health & Life Sciences practice. "Their control of the purse strings is expected to expand significantly as employers and governments continue to shift a larger share of healthcare costs to consumers, making pervasive healthcare a way of life."

Volume 4 presents unique and powerful editorial content from the best minds in the healthcare industry including David Merritt of the Center for Health Transformation; Daniel Nigrin of Children's Hospital Boston; Janet Marchibroda of the eHealth Initiative; Stephen Lieber of HIMSS; and Richard Shaw of Sutter Pacific Health Centers.

Accenture's Health & Life Sciences Practice created the core of the book's content, contributing thought papers on the benefits of high performance; the growth of business process outsourcing; the utilization of business intelligence in the healthcare arena; and the imminent boom in pervasive healthcare.

The book also includes solutions from leading vendors in the healthcare sector, such as Avaya, Draeger Medical, Global Care Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems,, SAS Institute Inc., Solucient, LLC, Thomson Healthcare, and Vignette.

"We are proud to publish the thoughts and solutions of the world's foremost healthcare technologists," said Chris Trayhorn, CEO and publisher of "Healthcare Technology." "This latest edition focuses on the migration toward personalized healthcare and the ways in which technology enables that transition."

To order a copy of "Healthcare Technology: The Digital Healthcare System," please visit

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