As technology continues to evolve, many industries do as well, especially those relying on detailed processes or data collection systems. Many healthcare industry professionals have found themselves in this very position, and have turned to wireless systems and other forms of technology in order to enable them to do their jobs more easily and with greater accuracy.

During the most recent IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Special Topic Conference in point-of-care healthcare technologies, healthcare professionals discussed the latest trends in wireless technology and how physicians are leveraging these trends to better serve their patients. “The last century witnessed a technology revolution in medicine and health through instrumentation, computer and information and communication technologies,” said Atam Dhawan, a NJIT distinguished professor and electrical engineer. “This revolution has continued into the 21st century innovations re-defining the relationship between patient and healthcare providers.”

Dhawan, who is also the interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC), went on to state that personalized medicine and point-of-care healthcare technologies are changing the way the world views healthcare. He also stated ā€œdevelopment, deployment and compliance issues related to affordable global healthcare must be examined towards developing sound business models so they can be sustained with an economic impact to support the implementation infrastructure.”

For more information on how technology is affecting the healthcare industry, read the full article at Eurekalert.

Wireless Communication and 21st Century Medicine

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