It is clear that the Healthcare sector is evolving to meet an increasing demand for services in a changing population demographic. The way these services are delivered and the healthcare environment (the Hospitals) must make more effective use of resources to complement and support this evolution. This has led to the development of integrated technologies designed to support all aspects of a patient episode and improve the quality of service provided.
Alongside this however is the more pressing issue of how these services may be provided. Clearly the technology is evolving at tremendous rate, placing added pressure on organisations to understand and maintain the current infrastructure let alone be able to establish a strategy that will take them forward into the foreseeable future. This paper seeks to address the key questions of:
- What is the future healthcare environment going to look like;
- How will the technology infrastructure meet this demand;
- How can this infrastructure be provided and serviced.
This paper was published in the European Journal of Healthcare - January 2010.
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