Not long ago, the world of IT took on the health industry to change it for the better. With the help of the internet and rapid advancement in technology, IT has managed to help overcome the many challenges of the health industry to make efficient, effective, affordable, error-free care of high quality an everyday phenomenon.
Although the Health IT sector has been a theory since 1995, its importance has come to light only in the last couple of years. A sudden explosion in the last decade happened mainly due to the many challenges that tedious, outdated health care processes have posed along the advancement and increased accessibility in modern-day tech.
Health IT was brought about with a motive to move administration and patient care to a digital platform, which in turn could cut costs and improve patient care. Digitizing several aspects and processes has shown to cut administration and patient costs by a staggering 50% as compared to the old-school way of things. This comes through tedious paperwork, storing documents, duplicate test reports, malpractice claims and other redundant processes.
Apart from cutting costs Health IT has also proven to make value-based care a reality by using patient history and other vital information to chart a graph of the patient and to some extent, provide precautionary treatment.
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With this and several other solutions it provides in bettering healthcare, Health IT has garnered popularity on an international scale for adaption. Several countries are now adapting and incorporating Health IT into their systems, which involves some technical work such as data integration and interoperability to make data transfer seamless and streamline many of the cost-intensive ways of storing and using healthcare data.
Medical data storage, transfer and integration is what gave birth to the IT aspect of health care and its rapid development is estimated to grow to a global market of over $400 billion in the next 10 years.