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HIT:  Trends of medical informatization in 2021

HIT:  Trends of medical informatization in 2021


HIT:  Trends of medical informatization in 2021. Many things have happened in 2020. Some things may have been forgotten at the end of the year, but some things have left us unforgettable, such as the battle for prevention and control of the COVID-19 pneumonia epidemic, the rise of Internet hospital construction in various places, health green codes, Various advanced technologies such as intelligent temperature measurement equipment, epidemic big data analysis system, and shelter hospital informationization based on 5G networks have suddenly been applied to the medical industry this year.

It seems that the trend of innovation was driven by the epidemic and broke out in 2020.

This is not the case. This industry has never lacked innovation. Technological innovation has always been the trend of the IT industry, but its application in the medical industry is relatively lagging. Standing at the beginning of 2021, we should first talk about the trend or trend of the medical information industry. Innovation and development have always been the main trend of this era. The trend and trend of medical informatization can be roughly summarized as follows:

(1) The development of core business software architecture from CS to BS has become an inevitable trend

At present, a considerable part of the main business HIS system of hospitals is still CS architecture software developed by PB or Delphi language. There are many problems with the CS software, the client computer needs to install the C-side software, and the operation and maintenance workload is heavy. At present, many hospitals have adopted BS system software, and the use effect is good. In the next few years, BS architecture software will dominate.

(2) Increasing number of mobile phone applications

In recent years, the number of domestic mobile phone users has increased dramatically. Many daily life applications and even professional services have begun to be developed on mobile phones. Many businesses in the medical industry are also developing to the mobile terminal, from the initial online registration to the current examination appointments and report inquiries. Especially affected by the epidemic, many mobile online applications have appeared, and it is foreseeable that more and more mobile applications for the medical industry will emerge in the future.

(3) Software performance requirements are getting higher and higher

Economic and social development has made people’s lives faster and faster. The number of patients in super-large hospitals remains high. Especially in some comprehensive Class-A teaching hospitals, medical staff are responsible for clinical, scientific research, teaching and other tasks, with heavy tasks and tight schedules, which require higher and higher work efficiency. Subsequently, the performance requirements for medical software have become higher and higher, even reaching the requirements of Internet-level applications. Software running slowly, unstable, inconvenient and other problems will become increasingly unbearable for users.

(4) The complexity of software functions is getting higher and higher

At present, medical business software is no longer a simple process transformation software with financial settlement as the main function, and users have higher and higher requirements for software. Any link in the medical business process may require professional software systems to support, such as drug review and chronic disease management. As the requirements for refined medical business management continue to increase, medical software functions are bound to become more and more complex, and single software covering all medical businesses will become less and less acceptable.

(5) Data analysis appl ications are becoming more and more important

Changes in the internal and external environments, especially the country and the public, are increasingly demanding the quality of medical services. Many hospital management departments have clearly recognized the importance of a refined management mechanism supported by data, and have begun to build data warehouses and data centers. At the same time, the high efficiency of big data and artificial intelligence technology in some medical services has broken the traditional cognition of the medical industry. Some medical institutions have begun to try to promote the application of big data and artificial intelligence. These trends will make the application of data analysis in the medical field more and more important.

HIT:  Trends of medical informatization in 2021

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After analyzing the changing trends and trends of the industry, it is necessary to deeply analyze the essence behind the trends. Why are these technological trends and trends? How to better meet these technological trends and trends? “The only constant in the world is change.” Everything is constantly changing, and the medical industry is no exception.

Economic and social development and the improvement of people’s living standards have put forward higher expectations and requirements for medical and health services; medical insurance policies have undergone several reforms, and medical institutions at all levels need to continuously adjust their management and business development models to cope with external Opportunities and challenges brought about by environmental changes; some of the large hospitals that have developed are no less complicated in management than large group companies.

The changes and impacts brought about by these are directly reflected in the increasing demand and higher requirements of medical institutions for informatization, and higher expectations in terms of function and performance. As far as medical software is concerned, complicated functions, specialized and refined business fields, high performance and high availability have become increasingly urgent needs of users.

The CS-based HIS system software developed by PB program in the 1990s with financial settlement functions as the main function is obviously unable to meet the changing needs of the industry. WeChat official accounts, mini programs, and mobile apps are bound to spawn a large number of medical mobile applications and Internet smart medical applications due to their convenience and large number of mobile phone users. It can be said that economic and social development and the improvement of people’s living standards are the essential source of promoting the development of innovative technology and medical information in the medical industry.

So, how to grasp this essence? Or what is the ultimate element of essence? The answer is technology. Better medical and health services, more refined, scientific and reasonable management decision-making, all do not need the support of information. And better information services, complex and powerful medical software, must rely on a team of high-tech HIT engineers. A safe and stable system operating environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, requires strong technical support.

Therefore, we are confident to come to this conclusion: the only way for HIT engineers to better meet industry changes and achieve better self-development is to acquire solid technical skills. No matter how the external environment changes, always maintain a high degree of enthusiasm for technology learning, and regard technology as its core competitiveness.


(source:chinanet, reference only)

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