New technology in the health sector has gotten a lot of focus over the last few years. Due to general population growth and aging population on a global level, the healthcare industry are being challenged when it comes to scale to meet these trends. We simply do not have enough clinicians.
At the same time, the industry are developing new treatment methods and new research breakthroughs at an increasing speed. The clinicians are trying hard to keep up, but the information flow is too overwhelming.
Five technological changes
The healthcare industry is looking at technology solutions to meet their challenges;
- Better decision support
- IOT for monitoring patients
- Precision medicine
- Health analytics to monitor trends and finding best practices
- Better and automated use of digital imaging
These are some of the areas that are getting a lot of attention these days. Over the years, the clinicians have collected information about their patients and how they are treating them. It is time to put this huge amount of data to work to move from reactive sick-care to proactive health-care.
We believe that the only way the healthcare industry will be able to scale regarding data storage, accessibility, security and compute power is to start moving their solutions to the cloud.
Healthcare in Cloud
A lot of the new possibilities in cloud based solutions like machine learning and live threat analysis are still not being used by the industry. Healthcare providers have in the past been reluctant to moving their solutions to the cloud because of their sensitive datasets containing patient information.
At the same time, we are seeing big, commercial companies moving their solutions to the cloud because of security. They are realizing that they will never be able to get the same level of security in their own datacenters, that the large cloud providers are having in theirs.
Jan Rylund, Health Lead (+47 950 26 889)
Lars Nakkerud, Technology Advisor eHealth (+47 415 21 524)