2018 is primed for blockchain, big data and cloud computing advancements
There’s a rapid evolution noticeable in the field of health Information Technology. There’s a lot going on in the sectors of security events as well as other areas, and the technological advancements are undoubtedly keeping the professionals truly busy. Professionals in the area of health IT, as well as those executives dealing with C-suite will need to draw help from the major trends technological developments of the upcoming year. So, here’s a look at the trends that are likely to make their way into the New Year.
- Effect of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things
There will be a positive effect of Artificial Intelligence or AI, as well as Internet of Things or IoT, on the workforce in the workplace. It has been observed that there are complex surpluses, as well as shortages, which will go on till 2030. According to research this is particularly true when it comes to clinicians, who will have an important role to play in the shift to value from volume. However, the positioning of healthcare is such that it can work in harmony with computers, and bring an optimization in the workforce that does not have a balance. Pros handling digital business in the healthcare sector will be inclined to make investments in the technologies of AI, while the IoT will fill the gaps in labour, as well and skills, as applicable in particular cases, as its revealed by the predictions regarding healthcare ecosystems.
- Impact of Security Breach on Physical Health
In the new year, there will be a visible impact of breach of security on the physical condition of a person. We need to first understand the difference between physical and informational security in the way they impact us. The primary problem related to a security violation that plagues an organization now is that of a breach in information security. This is obviously a painful situation for those affected. However, whether there is a breach related to information on credit cards, digital information of a person, social security information, etc., it does not lead to the bodily harm of the victim. However, it is now predicated that in the upcoming year, there will be an impact upon the personal and physical lives of the victims of such a breach. It can be a device, wearable, a FitBit or a Car, or even the Smart Gate of the garage, which has the possibility of getting hacked and controlled remotely. The harm caused by such attacks will probably make an individual, an industry or the government to take notice and pay attention to the infrastructure that is in place when it comes to security.
- Big Data in Digital Healthcare
It is to be expected that like in case of all other sectors, Big Data will have a big impact in the sector of gigital health and this will be translated to some real results in healthcare. The analytics of Big Data is ready to lead to some noticeable changes. As a result, we will see an approach that will be enabled by technology for the development of preventive medicine, as well as methods of customized treatment. There is a large volume of important information available regarding the digital health tools that come to the use of patients of just to people on a regular basis. Such information can be used to strengthen the process, and analytics will come into play in this case. The advancement of technologies is reaching a new place and there will soon be the scope to foresee the time and reason of the re-hospitalization of a patient, the result of the treatment, time of recovery, and everything else. Speaking from the perspective of a provider, these will bring about an improvement in reimbursements, health results, and regulatory compliance, as well as optimization of operations. The next year is ready to see some exciting results in the areas of Big Data and Digital Healthcare. We will see a shift to a method of observing and recording the health condition of patients which will be more passive. This will lead physicians to lean towards the prescription of devices that are IoT-enabled, as suh devices will help physicians to access vital-signs on real time. Such specialsed tools will be preferred to monitor the biometrics of patients. These devices, along with analytics of Big Data, will lay the foundation for virtual healthcare.
Like in every other sector, health sector, too, will see an inevitable incorporation of IT and its massive advancements. The sector will see more investments, which will come in handy. There will be a growth in the clinical insights, because of better scope of interventions. Management of supply chains will see a development. Operations are expected to be more efficient, and so will customer service. Risk and security will obviously move ahead.
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