When COVID-19 hit, healthcare turned to technology in order to stay connected and provide quality care from a distance. This trend will continue in 2021 and beyond.
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The future of healthcare is all about connectivity.
Connectivity can lead to better collaboration between patients, providers, insurers, researchers and pharmaceuticals, which in turn leads to lower costs, more accurate diagnoses and, ultimately, healthier populations.
How do you connect all segments of the industry? With technology that facilitates fast and easy transfer of data.
83% of patients said they are likely to use telemedicine after COVID-19.
Healthcare organizations that provide easy-to-use, secure telehealth options will not only meet changing patient expectations, but will cut costs, experience higher patient engagement and slow the spread of infection – without sacrificing quality of care.
86% of enterprise healthcare organizations already have an IoT architecture in place.
Remote patient monitoring is a common application of IoT that provides real-time data and analysis. Connected health devices lead to greater efficiency for providers and more accurate diagnoses for patients.
54% of executives believe migration of assets to the cloud will continue to increase post-pandemic.
How do you support a network of telehealth applications and connected devices? You have to have the right infrastructure in place. The cloud enables the fast and easy transfer of vital data so providers can collaborate and provide quality care regardless of their location.
More than 93% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach over the past three years.
Strong IT security is the glue that holds this connected landscape together. Since healthcare data is inherently sensitive, it’s also highly valuable on the dark web, making it a prime target for cybercriminals. Investing in the right IT solutions and training is the key to securing a web of connected technology.
Read more in our recent ebook, Healthcare in 2021: Navigating a More Digitally Connected World.
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