Abstract: In recent times the healthcare industry has been booming. This is mostly due to advances in technology. Technology is playing an important role in improving access to healthcare facilities, reducing costs and improving the overall experience. Technology can be used to improve accuracy of diagnostics, provider faster attention to patients in cases of emergencies, educate people about basic healthcare practices, help people continue medical education, predict ailments and epidemics before they occur and in many other ways. This paper discusses a few emerging trends in technology used in healthcare and introduces some ideas that can be used to further improve healthcare practices. It also discusses some shortcomings of these ideas.
Keywords: Information technology, telemedicine, healthcare, cloud