In today’s world, healthcare stands to be one of the fastest-growing industries, pushing healthcare executives to incorporate many of the ongoing advances, as well as addressing the challenges that come along with them. These advancements and new technologies affect many areas of the healthcare industry including:
- Medical and diagnostic imaging
- Advanced Storage Options
- Picture Archiving and Communication System Networks (PACS)
- Management of Electronic Health Records (EHR)
- Mobility applications
Challenges include ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations, lowering costs of delivering high quality medical care, increasing efficiencies, reducing error and ensuring the secure transfer of medical information.
Wilcon can help healthcare organizations, hospital networks and clinics address these challenges and communicate more effectively via our highly secure and reliable networks. Faster data transfer and a highly reliable network – all translate into improved outcomes for patients.
Our fiber-based high capacity infrastructure allows:
- Unlimited bandwidth capacity
- Unparalleled security to protecting critical mission data
- High-performance communications environment
- Reliable connection of key facilities
- Acceleration of emergency response capabilities
- Empowerment of research and education capabilities and networks
Here’s a sneak peak at what to watch in the healthcare sector:
Cloud is on the Rise
- The healthcare cloud computing market is estimated to grow to almost $9.5B by 2020.
- 83% of healthcare organization respondents in a HIMSS survey said that they are using cloud technology and that number will only rise.
- Cloud provides flexible alternatives to storage, along with simplified ways for healthcare professionals and doctors to collaborate.
- Cloud computing enables seamless ways to quickly archive and use medical images and patient data.
- The increase of digital information will allow for taking patient care beyond traditional doctor visits.
- It’s estimated that 91% of healthcare users take advantage of mobile apps when they are available.
- The rise of secure data collection from users’ mobile health devices and apps will work to improve data analytics and lower costs.
Connected Devices – Shaping the Future
- Gartner estimates the number of connected devices to be over 20 billion by 2020.
- The increase in adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) will call for increased security.
- Healthcare organizations will need to work with a trusted partner in order to safeguard their networks, and lock down their applications.
- IoT wearables will enable ways for doctors to remotely test, diagnose as well as treat patients.
Innovations on the Rise
- Technology advancements are never ending and pave the way for further innovation, which can ultimately drive healthcare costs down, improve care, monitoring, treatment and prevention.
- Keep an eye on areas such as robotic surgery, new R&D approaches, big data analytics, 3D printing, implantable devices, and other digital- and technology-enabled innovations.
There is no question that technology can bring many exciting possibilities for healthcare providers. Contact our team to learn more on how to improve the processes that keep a healthcare organization running efficient and successful.