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And the Digital Revolution begins…

Today, digital technology is invariably touching every sphere of healthcare diagnosis, delivery, management, and research across the globe. Digital technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), and nanotechnology have great potential to transform the healthcare industry.

The sector is currently witnessing new levels of mobility and connectivity, resulting in the transformation of healthcare delivery and management in ways never thought before. Right from choosing a doctor to fixing an appointment to buy medicines, patients are now using digital technologies to manage their healthcare requirements. Moreover, healthcare systems and medical devices are now being developed using microprocessors, miniature electronic circuits, and wired and wireless digital networks, and are slowly replacing older generations of mechanical and analog electromechanical devices used in patient diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment.

In an article in Express Healthcare titled “And the Digital Revolution Begins…,” Sudip Singh, Global Head and Senior Vice President of Infosys Engineering Services, offers insights into how advancements in technology make the perfect case for IoT in providing connected care solutions. This calls for an open IoT ecosystem for clinical and remote medical devices that can bring together patient monitoring data into a single data management and analytics platform. With patient information being available so easily and the possibility of monitoring multiple patients concurrently through remote patient monitoring, medical professionals and doctors can improve their efficiency and thus bring down overall healthcare costs. Due to its live monitoring feature, patient engagement can be improved, especially for those suffering from chronic diseases.

He further explains how Infosys is building a connected healthcare ecosystem by utilizing IoT. The Infosys Connected Care Testbed is an open and developing ecosystem of edge devices, communication protocols, and cloud-based platforms and applications with a focus on cost-effective IoT technologies for healthcare providers. It creates multiple opportunities for healthcare providers to improve hospital and clinical patient health outcomes, as well as enabling remote patient monitoring to reduce health relapse rates after a patient returns home meeting the regulatory requirements.

Read the complete article.

Published with permission from Express Healthcare, September 2016 Edition.

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