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Nine E-Medicine Stocks

Our list of publicly traded companies that could benefit from the e-medicine revolution includes IBM and WebMD.

Medicine is still largely a cottage industry. Most doctors work in small practices where records are kept on paper. But now technology is starting to reshape this industry. The spread of electronic patient records, heavily promoted by government subsidies, will energize companies in such diverse fields as cloud computing, mobile phones, and even artificial intelligence.

Many of the companies on the cutting edge of electronic medicine are raw startups or privately held, and turbulent market conditions are likely to discourage most from seeking an initial public offering anytime soon. But Technology Review assembled a list of public companies that investors could consider. Here are nine, along with the issues that stock bulls and bears might see in each.

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Medicine is stuck in the era of fax machines. But not for long. New technology and new laws are making electronic health records ubiquitous, spurring innovation on mobile devices, in data analytics, and in telemedicine. Business Impact in September explores how the e-medicine explosion is changing the way we collect and use health information—and how businesses manage health care costs.

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