There are great challenges for the health sector that will be overcome thanks to technology. The population grows in number and ages in age, medical advances are made in all areas and, on the other hand, costs increase without an apparent ceiling.
To face these challenges, the digitization of the sector is necessary. The current pandemic situation has put us on alert due to the enormous demands to which the health system has been forced. We have verified that telecare is not only possible but that it is an option that is worth developing in the future, so that a large part of the physical consultations can be carried out remotely, reducing the pressure on that health system.
The digital innovation, as well as the possibility that patients have access to health management, offer better services and also make it possible to reduce healthcare costs without negative impact on those services, either in number or quality allows.
T-Systems puts its experience and know-how at the service of the healthcare sector to support all those involved in healthcare with network solutions. These solutions benefit and help users, healthcare personnel, health insurance companies, and hospitals, and health centers. They are also decisive when it comes to implementing telemedicine.
Digitization As A Key To The Sustainability Of The Health System
If we add the growing population, increasingly aged and with more health care needs, to situations like the one we live with the coronavirus, we realize how necessary it is to optimize resources, make them accessible to all and that, together, the sanitary is a sustainable system.
The scanning optimizes all areas in the sector, allowing better access to electronic patient data (reports of the laboratory, letters medical history), and also improves the interconnection, ie data exchange between professionals.
All this, and other examples such as the app for hospitals that interconnects doctors, health personnel, and patients, contribute to reducing bureaucracy and shortening, among other things, the time of diagnosis. This is crucial to saving lives, since many serious diseases, detected early, are curable thanks to current medicine.
Another technology that contributes to improving healthcare services is the Internet of Things, thanks to the implementation of controls for healthcare teams, for example. Telemedicine is essential to reduce costs and also to improve the quality of life of chronic patients, for example. These patients can be treated remotely by their doctor while they are in the comfort of their homes. It saves time and costs.
In the case of the elderly, the existence of interconnected systems allows them to lead an autonomous life at home, and to have an emergency team that comes to their call for help just a click away.
EHealth is the future of medicine. Not only do you have the challenges we’ve mentioned, but you also need cybersecurity protection to ensure that no malicious attack can endanger the lives of patients. During the pandemic, we already saw how cybercriminals focused their efforts on hospitals and health centers.