Information Technology in Rheumatology
Technology's contributions to self-management, clinical treatment, and research offer tremendous prospects for improving both individual and societal health and well-being. The road to successful adoption and use, however, is paved with significant obstacles, such as persuading EHR providers to develop systems to support disease-specific needs, standardizing data items across geographies with trusted extraction and reuse of health data outside of direct care, upfront investment for longer-term gain, maintaining motivation for sustained engagement in data collection, ensuring interoperability, and ensuring equitable access to digital services and digital literacy. However, there are a lot of possible advantages. In clinical care and research, we are starting to see meaningful changes in the field of rheumatology 2023.