The bulk of technological challenges facing the healthcare industry more or less boils down to one word: regulation. The healthcare industry is regulated heavily, as it should be. While those regulations are mainly designed to keep everyone safe, they can come with negative consequences. For example, compared to other industries, healthcare has been somewhat slower at identifying and adopting new technology.
The technological concerns go well beyond the actual act of treating patients, of course. Technology also raises concerns with security, patient privacy and the industry’s ability to integrate new storage systems. There have already been breaches in hospitals of patients’ personally identifiable information – including dental and medical records being compromised. Companies like Trust Guard can help with these technological issues, but sadly enough, most companies aren’t aware of the risks.
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