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Advancing technology has had an incredible impact in all industries, including the healthcare sector. According to a healthcare IT expert, Drew Madden, upcoming technologies have greatly impacted the healthcare field not only in practice but also in entrepreneurship. While looking at top five technologies that are likely to make dramatic impact on healthcare, Drew explained that the 3D technology had been applied widely in the field through numerous devices like hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and dental braces. This technology is likely to be the next big thing in the field considering that scientists have started making use of 3D printed organs like bio printed liver tissue in the lab. 3D printed organs will enhance organ transplanting and eliminate rejection.

Artificial Intelligence enables computers to access and process information from textbooks, patient interviews and journal articles for diagnosis. The future supercomputers could have the ability to analyze biometric, lifestyle and environmental data. In the field of quadriplegics and paraplegics, the use of brain-computer interface has expanded from moving computer mouse to study brain signals, thus allowing disabled persons to control prosthetics. Scientists are also studying how to use brain-computer interfaces to improve neurological functions. Robotic surgery was introduced in 2000s. However, its application has increased over years. For instance, scientists are developing robotic exoskeletons to aid paraplegics. Notably, healthcare costs will be reduced since patients can now get their diagnosis from home courtesy of point-of-care diagnostics technology.

Drew Madden is the president of Nordic Consulting Partners Inc. Nordic is the world’s top Epic consulting firm. The company holds various KLAS awards for their consulting expertise. Drew has a wealth of knowledge in implementing, managing, optimizing and advising EMR projects. With this rich skill set, Drew works with leading healthcare IT experts to build high caliber teams. He joined Nordic Consulting Partners in 2010. At the company, the executive is in charge of business development, customer relationships and recruiting. He channels his energy towards enhancing sustained relationships with Epic clients in the country and beyond. Drew Madden started his career by rendering his services for Cerner Corporation where he focused on implementing inpatient clinical solutions. Four years later, he joined Healthia Consulting where he also spent four years before joining Nordic Consulting Partners.