In the healthcare industry, Digital transformation promotes better patient experiences with healthier lives, increased longevity while improving productivity. This is thanks to Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, and Robotics.
Telehealth technology is empowering patients by allowing them to access quality healthcare including attention from specialists, regardless of their geographic whereabouts or their social classes. Overcoming physical barriers offers substantial advantages for patients and doctors who no longer have to waste valuable time commuting to and from location care facilities. In 2018 there were over 7 millions Telehealth patients.
The digital healthcare industry is having its own Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) where traditional IoT merges with telehealth technologies. Wearable devices are playing an important role in preventive medicine.
Massive Cloud Computing adoption by the healthcare industry and patients has been facilitated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This body sets the stage for the required access with full HIPAA compliance, thereby drastically minimizing security breach when it comes to doctors and patients confidentiality.
From a patient standpoint, WiFi Guest Access in medical clinics is expected. Splash pages are used to initiate WiFi sessions but they also promote overall communication by displaying messages or useful information such as hours of operation, medical services performed, etc. WiFi guest access gives an opening to be productive online, instead of doing nothing while awaiting the GP.