Cloud and videoconferencing solutions have not only revolutionized how consumers and brands communicate—they’ve also forever altered the paths by which entire industries pursue growth. In a marketplace that’s become increasingly digital, optimizing business models through smart applications of technology is a practice that’s not only recommended, it’s a critical component to remaining competitive.
Recently, we began to explore the exciting world of fintech—the point at which finance and technology collide to improve the customer experience, reduce costs for financial institutions, and facilitate a revolutionary shift in potential for communication and connection in an inherently numbers-driven industry. To make this happen, cloud-based videoconferencing solutions have stood out clearly as core catalysts to change. We’ve already broken down the promise and barriers surrounding fintech and cloud videoconferencing.
In a society ever more dependent on technology, protection of privacy and personal data is key. Those who work in the health care industry must be particularly vigilant. In the past several years, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA’s) privacy and security rules have become more stringent. Not only health care providers, but also those who work with them, must be aware of how to protect data. If you provide cloud-based technology to the health care industry, stay abreast of advances in the field meant to protect yourself as well as your colleagues.
As the 21st century healthcare continues to evolve, increasing numbers of physicians and other health care providers are relying on telemedicine. Currently, there are at least 42 telehealth portals in America, including TeleDoc, Doctor on Demand, and America Well. They encompass almost every segment of the health care industry, from primary care to fitness to mental health. However, many physicians are concerned about the legality of telehealth, despite positive patient outcomes.