Trends in Health Informatics

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Health Informatics is growing and dynamic field that combines both healthcare and information technology and is focused on improving the quality of care while also improving communication among healthcare providers and better organization of health records.  In the wake of continuous change and rapid improvement of existing technologies, there are some significant trends that have been identified for professionals in this field to pay attention to.  Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology will be introducing a new Master’s degree program for Health Informatics that can help prepare you to face these trends with confidence and successfully navigate this ever-changing field. 

Key Trends

Artificial Intelligence

Healthcare organizations have started making use of AI to take over some of the more repetitive tasks including data entry, review of medical records and analyzing data to identify certain medical trends.  AI has the potential to assist with early detection of diseases as well as assisting with comprehensive care planning due to the speed at which it can analyze medical information and images.  This technology will continue to grow in sophistication making it increasing more valuable to the healthcare field.

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

Wearable and embedded health devices have become common tools in the healthcare sector.  Two of the biggest devices are smartwatches and fitness trackers but additional devices include heart and blood pressure monitors and non-invasive glucose monitors.  These devices can provide real time information to medical providers who can make informed decisions about patient care without a patient having to physically visit a doctor’s office.  IoMT devices have the potential to bring down the costs of healthcare while also improving overall patient outcomes.  IoMT devices that are unsecured can be a target for cyber attacks so it is important to make sure the proper measures are in place to keep the information transmitted through them safe and secure. 

Telemedicine

The use of telemedicine, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, has greatly increased in the past few years and looks to continue to gain momentum for the time being.  It has played a major role in preventing the spread of disease by allowing doctors to diagnose illnesses and prescribe medication remotely.  Medical information can be easily shared among different professionals handling a patient’s care.  In addition, it has increased the availability and accessibility of healthcare for individuals who live in remote areas and who may not have easy access to a healthcare facility.  Telemedicine is paving the way for the development of effective hybrid patient care and improving healthcare overall.  

Health Informatics Master’s Degree Program

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology is excited to soon be offering a new Master of Science in Health Informatics program.  You will have the opportunity to learn about this exciting field and develop skills and experience that can lead to a successful career.  To learn more about this program give us a call at 1-877-206-4279 or fill out the Request Info form on the website.  We hope to hear from you soon.