LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- America's healthcare IT overhaul will involve much more than just electronic medical records. This is the bold prediction from Cisco CEO John Chambers, who forecasts a major revolution in the way that Americans access medical care.
President Obama's ambitious plans for revamping U.S. health care relies heavily on technology, and Washington has earmarked billions of dollars to drag the sector's IT systems into the 21st century. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $19.5 billion for health IT, and Obama has vowed to implement electronic medical records by 2014.
With companies like IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC), GE (GE ) and McKesson (MCK) all vying for a slice of the e-health pie, Cisco chief Chambers is predicting that video will play a major role in the sector in coming years.
"Imagine if you could access the best doctors in the world from your home or
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