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ENABLING HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
The last forty years has seen Information Technology transform
businesses from how they are run to promoting their goods and services.
Information Technology in healthcare has grown from the 1960s, where large
mainframes were kept in dusty basements, through the minicomputers of the 1970s
and the personal computers and servers of the 1980s to 1990s where the Internet
was brought to the forefront.
Information Technology is now used in almost all aspects of
healthcare as healthcare organisations seek out ways to improve the efficiency
of the healthcare process using existing technologies.
The following are the technologies that play a key role in healthcare: