We recently discussed on this blog how more IT talent is needed in professional healthcare settings, and the same is true on the education side of the sector, with emerging technology set to revolutionize medical schools. Here are some areas in which the instruction of American physicians is primed for change:
- Preventive care: Up-and-coming doctors have the opportunity to leverage vast amounts of patient data to improve preventive care — a growing focus in the healthcare industry. However, they will need the technological tools and skills necessary to aggregate information from countless sources, in a way that is both compelling and actionable.
- Textbooks: Forbes contributor Robert Szczerba points out that the process of training to be a doctor is a long one. "During that time, what students are learning is constantly changing in the real world," he writes. "The old-fashioned textbook is a static learning piece in a dynamic professional field with integrated, innovative technology. Digital classrooms will create new connections between students and healthcare professionals and allow for access to the most current information and resources." How individual medical schools conceptualize these "digital classrooms" will vary, but most will include new digital infrastructure and learning platforms.
- Wearable tech: The physicians of tomorrow will need to understand how to use wearable tech to improve quality of care, and think innovatively about implementation. These devices could someday monitor chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart problems, alerting patients when a health crisis is imminent.
To keep up and stay relevant technologically, America's medical schools will need to invest in partnerships with VARs and MSPs, who, in turn, need to be able to offer top professional talent. Solution providers who turn to VAR Staffing are able to meet and exceed such expectations.