Digital healthcare: Historical development, applications, and future research directions

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Nir B. Kshetri, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: It has been forecasted by the World Economic Forum that by 2040, annual global healthcare spending will be about US$25 trillion (Akpakwu & Seidman, 2018). Technological developments in diverse areas such as the Internet of Things, big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, and mobile technologies are likely to shape how healthcare and other services are delivered, particularly in the developing world (Chandwani, De, & Dwivedi, 2018; Dwivedi, Shareef, Simintiras, Lal, & Weerakkody, 2016; Kshetri, 2016; Wang, Kung, Wang, & Cegielski, 2018). For instance, healthcare is arguably one of the areas with the biggest applications of IoT supported by big data analytics. One estimate suggested that by 2020, healthcare applications will account for 15 % of the global IoT applications (Saunders, 2014).

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International Journal of Information Management 53, August (102105).
Language: English
Date: 2020
editorial, healthcare, digital health, health technology

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