In today's dynamic business environment, healthcare organizations face numerous challenges around clinical, non-clinical, or operational processes in hospitals. The industry is investing in the next-generation solutions such as connected devices, digital engagement tools, and information systems to meet growing customer requirements.
In this regards, connectivity is enumerating the way healthcare is being delivered. With the introduction of Internet of Things, health wearables, mHealth apps, and social networking capabilities, connected health has the potential to change healthcare delivery drastically. On the other hand, deployment of digital health policies is blocked due to the prevalent concerns such as reliability, user-friendliness, confidentiality, and security. In the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), a key technology leveraging connectivity is IoT. A lot of organizations in healthcare have already taken up this technology in the form of smart patient monitoring solutions. The technology has the prospective to not only improve the practice of how physicians deliver accurate care but also to guarantee patient safety. Also, empowering consumers to manage their health conditions, facilitate them to design, and deliver their own health and care services is vital as it makes them less dependent on healthcare providers.
For Digital Health to reach its full potential, employing Interoperability will prove beneficial because it gives faster and simpler access to patients’ information. Also, it will provide opportunities for better diagnosis, quality of treatment, and improved cost-effectiveness.
Interoperability can modernize the future of healthcare IT. It is the key to innovative care service designs and the core business models. However, healthcare providers have a long way to go when it comes to attaining interoperability. In the years ahead, improvement will be made, and there will be a variety of next-generation techniques that will help achieve this goal.