How is Cloud Computing Influencing Healthcare Industry?
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How is Cloud Computing Influencing Healthcare Industry?

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Cloud Computing TechnologyThe advancement of sensor technology has enabled a selection of medical and mobile devices that capture data to be connected through IoMT. The network stores data and communicates over the cloud, making real-time remote interventions possible.

FREMONT, CA: Visualize a futuristic technology where one can enter their health concerns and symptoms into the system, get advice from a doctor in real-time and electronically receive prescriptions, order medicines online with automated payment and have them delivered at the doorstep. All the above-mentioned is possible without having to set an appointment, visit a healthcare facility, or leave the comfort of the home during an infirmity. 

As the employment of cloud technology continues to transform the digital health landscape, below are two key trends.

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) enabling real-time monitoring and action

The advancement of sensor technology has enabled a selection of medical and mobile devices that capture data to be connected through IoMT. The network stores data and communicates over the cloud, making real-time remote interventions possible. Conceptualized in the form of smart wearables, home-use medical devices, point-of-care kits, and mobile healthcare applications, IoMT can assist with monitoring of patients and therefore notify healthcare providers and caregivers in real-time about their health status. 

The instance significantly helps in providing specialized care for children and the elderly, as well as those battling chronic health conditions. In a process-oriented approach, IoMT can also contribute toward medical device integration, workflow optimization, and inventory management. With over three million connected medical devices already existing, IoMT is positioned to grow extensively.

Further Implementation of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs)

With the rise in the need for integrated healthcare facilities, EHRs have become a must-have. Already used widely in various developed countries, EHRs enable instant and easy access to crucial patient data for stakeholders across the healthcare value chain.

So, efforts are being made to adopt EHRs, with various public and private entities moving medical data to the cloud. However, typical cloud computing settings are not considered ideal for EHRs due to a greater need for security and privacy. To resolve the problem, public cloud vendors are developing several cloud set-ups for EHRs and enhanced cloud security tools.

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