Connected healthcare is a transformative socio-technological model for healthcare management and delivery that leverages a range of technology innovations available today in order to provide optimized, flexible, targeted healthcare services. It allows for maximizing healthcare resources and flexibility in engaging with clinicians while better self-managing care, both in clinical settings and remotely. Related concepts include telehealth, digital
health, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and others, all influenced by overarching trends such as digital transformation in the IoT era.
In essence, the delivery of healthcare services is being transformed today by innovations in ubiquitous connectivity that allow for effective use of readily available technologies that personalize, track, and manage patient data across a range of devices, with capabilities of deriving useful insights from global databases/averages in real time through cloud computing implementations, hence delivering safe, timely, and effective patient-specific services.
The range of technologies and infrastructure that can be used today to benefit those receiving healthcare is wide and interplays complex, in fact, in some cases the link may not be directly obvious. In the following IDTechEx
infographic we will highlight some of the key innovations and technological breakthroughs that are considered critical in enabling the realization of connected healthcare today.
In addition, IDTechEx is holding a day of seminars on medical innovations in November, during the week of the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, CA, with connected healthcare being one of the key topics covered. For more information please visit www.IDTechEx.com/MIF