The healthcare industry is approaching another technology cross-road. As technology continues to get smaller, cheaper and faster, the standard practice has become to make devices, tools, and just about anything else “intelligent”. At the same time, networking itself is becoming faster, more pervasive, and less expensive.
Finally, software systems, which include databases, artificial intelligence, man-machine interface systems, and cloud services, are becoming increasingly more capable. Together, progress in each of these is having a compounding effect on healthcare delivery today and may ultimately change how healthcare providers interact with patients tomorrow.