Just like every industry, healthcare is moving forward with new technology by leaps and bounds — especially during 2018.
To help you stay up-to-date so far, here are four of the top healthcare technology trends you can expect to hear more about this year.
Blockchain is highly valued due nowadays to its role in cryptocurrency, but it’s also bridging the gap caused by some of healthcare IT’s most prevalent issues — namely health data security. It serves as an accountability ledger, where any data changes must first be approved by an entire chain of individuals. Blockchain is still in its early stages of becoming widely accepted in the industry, but it’s certainly moving upward.
2. Data Analytics
The realm of data analytics has been on the rise for some years now, and it’s become impossible for the healthcare industry not to engage. Electronic health records are likely to move toward data analytics this year because of the benefits it can provide, including real-time health reporting, insurance, lab results, and overall health improvements.
3. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to boom in 2018. AI is already being used for administrative work and with medical data. Moving forward, AI is expected to be used in areas like diagnostics, image recognition, pathology, and insurance claims processing.
4. Digital Health
Digital healthcare will continue to rise as personal, portable devices are increasingly used for healthcare needs. Between fitness trackers, mobile apps, fall-detection monitors for seniors, etc., it’s becoming more and more common to use smart devices for faster access to health information and help.
If you’re interested in implementing the latest technology in your healthcare enterprise, Innovative Architects has the experience and knowledge to ensure success. Contact us to learn more about how a systems development lifecycle (SDLC) can help your business thrive, especially within the healthcare industry.
Head on over to our Knowledge Center to learn more about how cloud solutions are impacting healthcare.