The dependence on new technology in healthcare sector is fast catching up. Due to change in economics of different geographies around the world, technological innovations are transforming the Healthcare sector to enhance patient care and hospitals management. The following techno trends highlight couple opportunities of these rapidly evolving technological advancements:
Wearable Tracking Devices
As per study by various news agencies, there are now 70 million people in the U.S. who are using wearable tracking devices to monitor their physical activity, sleep patterns, daily diet activity and various others. This has set new benchmark with so much information gathered to improve patient care. It allows keeping a track on each individual’s health aspects and trends on improved patient engagement.
Patient privacy issues (including concerns about data breeches) will continue to be high priority for most of the providers, payers, and consumers, especially with ongoing data breeches flashing in the news. Providers and payers will have to beef up data security in order to avoid any type of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations that can tarnish popularity of an organization.
Minimal measures like Disk encryption, information backups, software & hardware based privacy controls will help an organization to sustain on the long go.