Preparing for the second wave of digital era change

The healthcare industry has historically lagged behind when it comes to adopting new technology. Change is in the air, however, with the digital health market expected to surpass half a trillion dollars by 2026.

Many healthcare organizations are looking to redefine and/or differentiate themselves in the digital era, in areas like:

  • Artificial intelligence – from machines to diagnostic applications to the utilization of machine learning algorithms to safely explore chemical and biological interactions in the drug discovery process
  • Telehealth – Seven million patients in 2018 from only 350,000 in 2013 (Source: Statista)
  • The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) – 20-30 billion IoMT devices deployed by 2020, with the market for IoT devices in healthcare anticipated to reach $136 billion by 2021
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality – enhanced and simulated environments enable more diverse interactions that might otherwise be possible during physical therapy

This latest wave of digital era change promises to raise the healthcare bar even higher through such technologies as AI, wearables, analytics, and new advanced health apps. The benefits of this second wave are potentially enormous, both for patients and healthcare practitioners.

However, the transition to a new world of streamlined operations, secure systems, and improved clinical experiences is not guaranteed. In fact, many organizations wonder whether their infrastructure is capable of carrying them into the future.

Is yours one of these organizations?

Are there questions around whether your infrastructure can handle what’s coming?

Do you have access to an objective view of your infrastructure?

Do you have a clear and objective view of your infrastructure? If not, you’d benefit enormously from registering for a webinar entitled “INFRAM and the building of a future-ready digital era infrastructure.”

In this December 3rd session, ITWC CIO Jim Love and special guests David Jirku, Solutions Architect, Cisco, and Philip Bradley, Regional Director of the Americas, HIMSS Analytics, will be discussing the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) — what exactly it is, why it’s important, and what it can do to help close infrastructure gaps in future-facing organizations.

Also covered in this one-hour session:

  • A new digital era in healthcare – apps, devices, mobile clinicians, security threats, etc.
  • INFRAM assessment, from survey and report to gap assessment and HIMSS validation
  • Bonus case study – one organization’s experience engaging INFRAM

Register now for “INFRAM and the building of a future-ready digital era infrastructure”

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