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Interconnecting the Digital Arteries for Healthcare Organizations of the Future

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Interconnecting the Digital Arteries for Healthcare Organizations of the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch the healthcare sector in unprecedented ways, as it shows no signs of abating any time soon. Strides may have been made in terms of vaccine development, testing, and roll-out programs, but the ripple effect of the global crisis looks set to impact the sector for many years to come.

According to Global Interconnection Index Volume 4, a recent market study announced by Equinix, Healthcare & Life Sciences in Asia-Pacific shows accelerating growth with a 48% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2019 and 2023.

As providers strive to meet the emerging requirements for telemedicine and remote care, the need to build robust digital healthcare organizations has become more pressing than ever. Although conversations revolving around the matter were already gaining traction before the pandemic, the implications of COVID-19 on how current healthcare organizations are navigating the ‘new normal’ and how more patients are receiving remote healthcare around the world have brought it to the forefront.

I recently had the pleasure of being on a panel with Dr. Patrick Chia (Director for Clinical Transformation Services, Integrated Health Information Systems), Dr. Vincenzo Teneggi (Senior Director of Translational Medicine, Galapagos) and Asad Khan (Managing Director of Health & Public Service, Accenture) to discuss on the matter.

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