The healthcare industry is in the midst of a digital transformation. Dramatic innovations have revolutionized healthcare practices and our way of life. Widespread adoption of electronic healthcare records (EHR), hospital information systems (HIS), picture
archiving and communications systems (PACS), and other clinical and administrative applications has modernized how patient care is delivered. These indispensable systems have also increased the industry’s dependence on its supporting IT infrastructure. Advances in healthcare systems also offer enhanced preventive care for patients. More than fitness trackers and smartwatches, a new category of health monitors extends the wearable flavor of applications to go beyond basic step and calorie counting. This next generation of sensor options enables a fresh approach to preventive care by measuring core health data, such as blood pressure, heart rate, glucose levels, vision quality, sleep patterns, and body temperature.