Information Technology continues to create opportunities to improve healthcare, but only when used effectively. Whether it\u2019s medical devices, electronic healthcare records, high-bandwidth networks, medical imaging, or insurance, there are few corners of the healthcare field that are not deeply penetrated by IT. But where are things headed from here? Can AI help with more accurate diagnoses? Can the likelihood of successful outcomes be increased? Can technology improve the patient experience?\n\nTo answer those questions, IT practitioners, consultants, and influencers joined in an #IDGTechTalk Twitter chat on April 21, 2022, sponsored by @GlobalNTT. The hour-long session was moderated by Isaac Sacolick @nyike, president of StarCIO. As participant Clare Brown @ClareBrownIDG put it, \u201cWe are all patients and all of us will be impacted by healthcare tech.\u201d\n\nAmong the exciting possibilities to cure illness and save lives are artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and telemedicine. Said Jason James @itlinchpin:\n\nAI could fuel the development of personalized medicine, in which treatments are closely matched to the needs of individual patients, according to Elitsa Krumova @Eli_Krimova\n\nEven so, AI will need to be governed well to assure positive outcomes, said Arsalan Khan @ArsalanAKhan.\n\nBut AI is not the only technology that could have a profound impact on wellness. Blockchain, because of its ability to immutably preserve transaction records, could accurately manage the distribution of pharmaceuticals, said Steven M Prentice @StevenPrentice.\n\nFurther afield, novel technologies such as drones also can deliver benefits, according to Prentice. \n\nAnd Virtual reality (VR) can help patients overcome physical challenges, asserted moderator Isaac Sacolick @nyike:\n\nGiven the uneven availability of quality healthcare globally, satellite technology has an important role to play. \n\nNot to be overlooked are telemedicine and basic improvements to current practices, offered Clare Brown @ClareBrownIDG.