The new requirements of the healthcare sector
Everywhere, the Healthcare sector is undergoing radical transformation, the result of many ambitious reform programs of the last years : Computer-based Patient records and Electronic Medical Records (CPR/EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP), Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).
These major evolutions will be effective in many domains and the aims are :
- Continuity of care
- A better interaction between patients and health-service providers
- Improve health information networks, use of ICT based tools
- Optimize the financial control and management
- Free time for the IT team
- Develop Green IT
Healthcare IT must share more and more resources between the different national and regional agencies. Some of these agencies will propose to provide some specific IT infrastructures or applications for smaller institutions.