Emerging IT Trends In Healthcare That Will Impact The Healthcare Industry
By Mr.Julius Raj Stephen
The IT industry has expanded exponentially in the last few decades. Healthcare providers realized the role that technology can play early enough, and adopted it intensively in their operations to improve patient care. According to a recent report by Springboard Research which provides retail performance insights, the growth in healthcare IT market in India has been the highest in Asia.
A few studies also forecast the Indian medical technology market to grow from USD 2.7 billion in 2008 to USD 14 billion in 2020. While the industry is growing, the lack of trained medical professionals remains a major opportunity for the expansion of IT.
The convergence of healthcare with IT trends, such as cloud computing and wireless technologies, will play a major role in improving accessibility and meeting the challenge of manpower shortages and improved patient care.
The proportion of aging population who need more personalized care and round-the-clock treatment is increasing, propelling the need for more human resources in hospitals. Healthcare, along with technology, will give the industry and care providers the ability to simplify processes and offer personalized care with greater efficiency.
Using technology driven solutions to replace labor-intensive tasks that are better done by machines can be a big time-saver.