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EMERGING HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
New technologies are constantly being developed as people strive to find ways to
improve efficiency and increase productivity. Many of the new technologies will
die an quick and early death, but some will continue to grow as they begin to
show promises of having a significant impact on how people work.
These technologies are known as emerging technologies as they have not been
fully implemented with other established Information Technology
implementations. This may vary across the board for different sectors,
especially in healthcare which is rather unique in the way it adopts
technology. In the United Kingdom, NEAT
(New and Emerging Applications of Technology) is a programme funded by
the National Health Service (NHS) to look at
new and emerging technologies that would have an impact on healthcare.
The following are the technologies that emerging to play a role in healthcare: