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The Healthcare Technology I'm Most Excited About

Healthcare is hot. Tech is hot. Put them together and you have a sector that generates a lot of enthusiasm in the investment community.

We asked three of our top healthcare contributors to share which healthcare technology excites them the most. Here are their views on which areas investors should follow closely.

: We've made some major leaps forward in medical technology this year, in every area from bionic eyes to digestible sensors. But the innovation I'm most excited about is the bioprinting of tissues and organs to cure a myriad of injuries and illnesses.

2net Hub. Source: Qualcomm Life

A survey of healthcare provider executives released by Foley & Lardner LLP found that nine out of 10 have begun implementing a telemedicine program. 84% of the survey respondents said that telemedicine "will be central to the success of their organizations".

That's not surprising considering the benefits that telemedicine offers. Reaching more patients at a lower cost while making health care access more convenient -- what's not to like?

This surging interest in telemedicine has attracted plenty of vendors. Qualcomm stands out as one of the leaders with its 2net Platform. 2net enables a wide variety of medical devices to connect wirelessly with remote systems. Over 100 applications and devices integrate with Qualcomm's 2net technology.

Reimbursement continues to be the primary obstacle for adoption of telemedicine. The scenario is improving, however, as government and private payers realize that paying for telemedicine can ultimately lower overall costs. As reimbursement increases, the use of telemedicine should soar.

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Cheryl Swanson owns shares of Apple and Qualcomm. Keith Speights owns shares of Apple. Leo Sun owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Athenahealth, and Google (C shares). The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google (C shares), Microsoft, and Qualcomm. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days . We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy .

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