Updated on 30 May 2014
Healthcare from a distance
A report from Research and Markets predicted in August 2013 the global telemedicine market will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 18.9 percent from 2012 to 2016, primarily due to an increase in remote patient telemonitoring and strategic partnerships among vendors.
According to a Brookings Institute analysis, remote monitoring technologies could save the US healthcare system $197 billion between 2010 and 2035.
A cloudy weather for Big Data
This year we may collect more data about the human body than in all the history of medicine so far. SINTEF claimed that 90 percent of the world's data has been generated in just the last two years.
Cloud technologies will provide the essential infrastructure required for access of on-demand healthcare data at point-of-care. Analytics and Big Data technologies will provide the real-time views, as well as the deep insights required to create a sustainable system, as it moves from a reactive to a prescriptive phase.