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5 Digital Dilemmas in Healthcare Today


The digital era has created new opportunities for healthcare organisations to invest in strategic technologies and compete with the value and convenience offered by their private counterparts. These changes include better access to information, network intelligence, communication mobility and workforce flexibility.

So, what are the digital priorities facing healthcare today?

  1. More reliable bedside Wi-Fi for Patients
    Purpose-built Wi-Fi solutions that enable patients with easy roaming access to quality connectivity during their stay.
  1. Centralised Network Monitoring and Management Across Facilities
    Simple, smart and flexible networks platforms that deliver scalable management, advanced troubleshooting, and security – all controlled from a single pane of glass – minimising the administrative burden for healthcare IT staff.
  1. Access and use of Reactive Data
    The opportunity to understand historical and real-time traffic patterns across multiple wards; inpatient care and analytics including guest usage patterns and up-to-date clinical information prior to, and during, patient consultations. Traditionally, doctors have had to leave a patient’s bedside whilst they research and validate a diagnosis. Now, they can search on their devices from anywhere, immediately directing patients on the next course of action.

Imagine a model of healthcare that’s always available and driven by data so you’re continuously collecting data off your body, about your environment, your nutrition, and activity then it delivers back to you personalised health care throughout your whole life. You don’t have to be in a brick-and-mortar building to get it, and you have access to the world’s best experts. [1]

  1. Compliment Digital Healthcare Experience with a Personalised Bedside Experience
    By using devices like iPads and tablets, healthcare providers can dramatically improve the patient experience. Physicians can use tablets to help visually explain medical conditions and where applicable even provide images of the x-rays. Hospitals in turn can track waiting times, find physicians, browse a health library and record personal medical information, including medications and allergies easily at the point of inquiry, reducing human error.  
  1. Transform the Responsibilities and Capabilities of Hospital Staff

    Enables alerting of hospital staff in respect of important information like tests results therein empowering doctors and nurses with valuable healthcare analytics related to patient engagement and progress.


In 2016, the global digital health market was at $179.6 billion, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR). Growth in this market is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 13.4% between 2017 and 2025, reaching $536.6 billion by the end of 2025.

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For more information about the digital impact on the healthcare sector, check out our Healthcare IT Solutions page.

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/04/04/is-digital-health-the-future-of-healthcare/#543e02592556

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