I read with utter fascination several articles on how technology is being harnessed to advance healthcare in a special Wall Street Journal report on health. Every item covered in the report is not sitting someplace off in the future – it’s very much happening now.

Some of the reporting reflected on how our society communicates, such as the rise of mobile-centric telemedicine or how doctors use text messaging to send tips on avoiding a heart attack. Other advances were more compelling, such as the use of virtual reality technology to engage and encourage stroke victims with their recovery.

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