IT shortcomings have lead to slowed growth of evidence-based medicine, kept doctors focusing on illness instead of preventive medicine and hampered the dissemination of medical research, according to Adam Bosworth, former director of Google Health. Bosworth and two other panelists provided opinions on how IT can influence health care. Bosworth said IT can have an immediate impact on health care if data-sharing existed and if patients could own their own medical data.

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