Medical excellence requires being focused on adding value to people. Medical excellence is implicit in the Hippocratic Oath; it implies providing cures but also promoting prevention.
They were driven by the need of fining new ways to generate additional added value to patients, developing the necessary actions to develop a continuous improvement of their practice and spending the necessary time to study and learn.
Both diseases and technology evolve. Therefore medical excellence implies an endless pathway to improve the practice and to learn about diseases and technologies.
This makes medical practice a unique professional field. It is necessary that healthcare systems provide the access to continuous improvement and to learning.
Healthcare IT needs to be focused on providing a technological environment that fosters medical excellence.