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Healthcare in the Cloud

Healthcare in the Cloud: How Technology is Changing Healthcare

Healthcare in the Cloud

The latest developments in data and computing are starting to have a transformational effect on the healthcare industry. This infographic deals specifically with cloud computing and accessing patient records, but it is even more than that.

Wearable technology and apps, for instance, will be interfaced with the cloud to allow users to provide and interpret important data in real-time. Blood sugar, heart rates, temperature, and other important diagnostics can be taken and compared against millions of other patients. People living with chronic disease will be able to much better monitor their health, and people focused on preventative measures will have many new ways to interface with their bodies.

This two-way information exchange also allows patients and doctors to communicate better with one another. Patient diagnostics are being sent in real-time to doctors, but the practitioner could “push” notifications back. For example, recommending less sugar intake.

Doctors and medical practitioners will be able to have access to mountains of new data, with insights produced through big data. This will allow for more accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Hospitals and clinics will be able to save money on managing their data, which will decrease costs significantly and allow them to focus efforts in more important places.

New technologies, including healthcare in the cloud, have big potential for investors as well. Venture Capitalists are now putting billions of dollars into such investments each year now, well up from around $343 million in 2010.

Original graphic from: MBA Healthcare Management?

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