Today’s Challenges for the Digital Transformation of the Healthcare Sector
There are a number of current challenges facing the healthcare sector in terms of its ongoing digital transformation. These often relate to specific types of technologies.
In response to today’s health care needs, mHealth offers a potential solution. It is playing a rapidly greater role in both health and social care, increasingly supplanting earlier technologies such as telemedicine and telehealth; in general, it enables communication among health care professionals and clinicians and patients using instant messaging and chat platforms such as WhatsApp. The challenge now is to integrate mHealth with existing EHR’s platforms to become an integral part of the overall digital system and network.
Other potential areas (including technologies) for digitisation in health care that can be supported by open digital platforms, reference architectures, open solutions and trusted networks are: