Jaap Scholten , Head of Group Hybrid IT at Datacentrix , speaks to us about hybrid IT and why it ’ s only beneficial for healthcare organisations to adopt it .
DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE COMES TO THE FORE
Every major technological innovation in healthcare has brought with it rapid growth in medical knowledge , but also the growing generation of massive amounts of data . And while computers have become more affordable over time and information systems geared specifically for the healthcare environment introduced , these technological gains have brought with them the usual traps of the information age : security , privacy , interoperability and standards and storage requirements .
Harking back to the invention of the stethoscope and X-rays in the 1800s , the healthcare sector has seen a steady increase in technological innovation , accelerating through the 20th century to the arrival of the pacemaker , CAT scans and ultrasound in the 1960s .
It was here that the computerisation of electronic health record-keeping