How technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector
Spain’s National Health System began its digitization process back in the nineties by computerizing some of its clinics and hospitals. By now, the situation has reached the following: 92% of patients have an electronic medical record; 72% of them can access their data online and 86% of medicaments are now dispensed by way of an electronic prescription.
Technology and Healthcare together spell success. Healthcare is one of the sectors where the application of technology has the most upfront results. These new tools enable healthcare resources to be managed more efficiently; they favor patient-physician communication, improve the quality of healthcare, eliminate barriers and cut costs, among other advantages. ICTs are bound to play a key role in today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare, defined in terms of such key concepts as sustainability, top-quality, personalization, patient-centered, ubiquitous and evidence-based medicine.
GMV, with collaboration of the trade review IT User, has drawn up a document reflecting the current state of the healthcare sector in Spain, and showing how, thanks to digitization, there is now a paradigm switch in healthcare based on the 4Ps (Prediction, Prevention, Personalization and Participation).
Neither should it be forgotten here that cybersecurity is a sine qua non of this whole healthcare digital-transformation process. Solid protection measures are needed and high availability to guarantee the privacy of healthcare data, its availability and the integrity of healthcare equipment and information.
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